Equipment For Nature Photography
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and dirty "Camera Harness" -
Get that weight off your sore neck. With a
camera backpack (or even a hiking backpack)
and a camera strap with snap buckles, you
can turn them into a harness for free.
Chest Harness for a camera "holster"
- Get that weight off your belt for greater
comfort. With either a hiking backpack or
camera backpack, you can add a little web
strapping, two key rings and a snap or buckle
to harness up your camera holster.
it's difficult to separate tips on "technique" from "equipment"
tips, so there will be some overlap here. Some of this
information is linked from other sites because it provides
views other than just my own about the same equipment
I use. Please note that because I link to other websites
for some of this information, you may come across broken
links when the sites move things around. Though I will
try to keep track of these changes, something is sure
to eventually slip my attention.
Master RH-2 Gimbal Head - After using my 393 gimbal
for 6 years, I developed an interest in a single post
"J" type gimbal. The problem was, every one
of them of every brand used Arca-Swiss clamps, and I refused
to use an Arca-Swiss on my equipment. The stalemate lasted
until I discovered the Lens Master RH-2 gimbal. Here's
the story, and review -
The Lens Master RH-2
393 (3241) Gimbal Head - When trying to decide what
to do about a gimbal head to use with my 500mm lens I
read everything I could find on it. Here is what some
others have to say about it -
Photography (scroll down to the bottom)
on the 393 Gimbal
685B NeoTec Monopod - I bought my first monopod specifically
to facilitate "hand-holding" of my 500mm lens
on those occasions when dragging along a tripod would
not be so handy.
the 685B NeoTec monopod with a large telephoto
and Protecting Your Super-telephoto - Some thoughts
on ways to pad and protect that big glass you've invested
so much money in, and examples of how I manage my investment
in various shooting environments.
and Protecting Your Super-telephoto
Camouflage in Bird Photography - Each discipline of
photography has it's own needs. Landscape, underwater,
macro, panoramic, architectural, etc., all use special
lenses and equipment you may never need for anything else.
For bird and wildlife photography the art of camouflage
certainly has its place. Any serious wildlife photographers
are eventually going to use some sort of camouflage, even
if it's just a commercial blind. Here are my thoughts
on the hows and whys of camo in my full-page article on....
and using good camouflage
to Choosing Your Gimbal - Confused by the plethora
of gimbal head choices out there? Can't decide which gimbal
best suits you? This comparison chart of over 20 gimbal
heads might help you sort out the features and pricing,
and make that decision easier.
Guide to Choosing Your Gimbal
extensive list of topics pertaining to digital bird photography
is covered in this informative resource by Bill Majoros
of Digital Bird Photography