While not exactly a tripod per se, it stabilizes your camera and makes sure your shot is nice and steady! Say hello to your DIY bean bag!
Let’s be honest and say it out front. Tripods are bulky, a hassle to bring, and generally uncool. However, it plays an important part in making your shots count. How many times have you been in a situation that you knew that you would get an amazing shot only if you had the added stability a tripod offers? Countless times I assume.
With our analogue cameras, we can go to the middle ground and opt for something less obtrusive and much cheaper – a DIY bean bag! With this bean bag, you can get away with long exposures that you normally wouldn’t have any business of even trying to take.
2 pieces of fabric
Beans or beads
1. First off, decide how big you want the bag to be. Once you’ve decided, cut 2 same sized sheets.
2. Sew them up, leaving a couple of inches unsewed.
3. Turn the bag inside out and fill it with the beans/beads.
4. Sew it up and you now have your DIY bean bag tripod!
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