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How To Make Yourself The Cheapest Tripod In The Easiest Way?

Here I would like to share about my experience on how I made myself the cheapest tripod by using Blu-tack when I get started the journey in Lomography. I never have any tripod or shuttle release cable for myself, so I have to go for the creative way with what I have! For those who wish to take longer exposure photo but without tripod or shuttle release cable, now worry no more!

Buy a package of blu-tack and put it in your Lomo camera bag, you will find it very useful!

1. Tear off an amount you require (depends on the weight of your camera), divide it into four pieces, then stick it on the corners at the bottom of your camera.

2. Now, you can stick your camera anywhere stably as long as the surface of the object is flat!

Let’s see those longer exposure photos of mine which were taken by using the method above, no tripod and shuttle release cable were used at all:

(This photo was taken indoor of a shopping complex, exposure approximately 7 seconds)
(This photo was taken on a sky bridge of a highway, exposure approximately 9 seconds)
(This is at Singapore Qlarke Quay, the horizontal shot was taken when the camera attached on the ground, whereby the vertical shot was taken when the camera attached on a pole.)

Besides, here’s another tip of using blu-tack on my Camera. i lost my lens cap, therefore I made myself one with recycling cardboard, wire tape, and blu-tack. Here’s the preview of my self-made lens cap:

written by limjoeyee

9 comments

  1. analogmonolog

    analogmonolog

    very helpful :)

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  2. 20031991

    20031991

    The sky bridge highway photo was taken with which ISO range?

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  3. limjoeyee

    limjoeyee

    if not mistaken, this is ISO 400 :)

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  4. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Sweeeet!!

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  5. limjoeyee

    limjoeyee

    Thank you natalie :)

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  6. domo-guy

    domo-guy

    Cool article! :)

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  7. wen_xiang_chue_93

    wen_xiang_chue_93

    Great Tipster! :D

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  8. limjoeyee

    limjoeyee

    Thank you, Domo & Wen Xiang^^

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  9. nicoleger

    nicoleger

    This is cool! Im so going to try!
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