Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A little trick I picked up today

Today on Twitter, I picked up a useful link from a contact I know only as Documentally (even though we have discovered we live pretty close to one another!). Since my husband has a congenital condition that causes his hands to tremble slightly, his photos tend to be blurry. Modern cameras have built-in technology to overcome that, so in recent years, this has been less of a problem but hand tremors can negate this technology on close-up shots. Documentally's link was to this video showing how you can make a stabiliser for under $1. I'm certainly going to give it a whirl!

Oh, and for those of you who still think that Twitter is not a learning tool... I present exhibit A.

$1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera - Lose The Tripod - video powered by Metacafe


Documentally said...

Great stuff.. I really hope it helps. It's so simple and i know it works as i used to do something similar (but not as refined) but i hooked the lower end to my shoe laces so i could walk around. ;)

The upsycho said...

@Documentally - Clever, but you must attract some rather strange looks!

Stan said...

Interesting. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!