DIY String Monopod

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While we all love the unpredictability that comes with Lomography, sometimes blurry photos just plain suck. Here's something to help avoid those in the future!

Photo from Instructables

If you’ve read enough photography books, you’ve probably come across the saying that aside from your camera, your next most important investment is a tripod. Personally, I’ve found this to be true, as having a tripod has given me the option to take long exposure photos that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to.

But let’s face it. Lugging a tripod along with on a LomoWalk is such a chore! But what can you do?

Instructables has detailed a handy Tipster on how to make a DIY monopod to help with your photography. While this won’t help much with really long exposures, it’ll be more than enough for those slow shutterspeeds we need right after the sun has set.

What you’ll need:

  • A steel hook with a nut that can go with your camera’s tripod thread
  • A long piece of string
Photo from Instructables

After assembling it, here’s what you need to do (you can refer to the photo as well):

  • Attach the DIY monopod to your camera
  • Put your camera at eye level and let the string dangle
  • Loop the string on your shoe and get the other end
  • Pull the string to make sure everything is nice and tight, and shoot!

written by cruzron on 2013-06-27 in #gear #tipster

2 Comments

  1. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing. I will certainly try this. It looks like this helps stop movement in the up-down direction, but will it also help prevent movement in the side-to-side direction?

  2. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    Hiya! You can try out making a bipod - loop the string on both of your feet. it should help! :)

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