Stabilize Your Shots
So another thing you need to start considering when shooting on DSLR cameras is getting a steady shot, it's no longer where in photography you set up, you take one shot and that's it, you're done. You're now having to follow a subject, you're now having to move the camera, you're now having to be able to get that steady shot. For example, our current camera is on a tripod, no one needs to be touching it, it can sit there, it's a nice stable shot and I can sort of sit here, I know where I'm, where, how far I can go and all that type of stuff and keep a good looking image. You can do pans and tilts much more smoother. This is one of my favorite mono pods. You have a head on the top here, so you're still able to tilt and then on the face here you have these little legs that enable you to spin it and get nice painting shots. It's great because it's lightweight, you're able to move around quick with it and especially when you have a small DSLR merely camera on it, you know, you're able to g...
et steadier shot with it. A lot of people starting off, they like to shoot, you know, like this and and this is very, you know, this is how you shoot with one of these cameras after so much time though, if you're working for a long day or if you start walking a lot, you can get some of this up and down shake to it. I mean it's hard to keep this really steady if you're putting on longer lenses it can get hard because you know something like this is so front heavy that it just it can get a little exhausting a pro tip for this though because a lot of times I am shooting handheld is trying to just find a way to make it as stable as possible. You know bringing your elbows into your body can help sort of create a rest against it. Also if you have a strap you're able to have that around your neck and then you have three points of contact. That's really sort of a rule of thumb for getting a steady shot is having three places that you can have tension and stabilize your camera from bringing your elbows onto the table. Can help get steady shot leaning against a wall can help. And a lot of times if you're in a running gun situation you just have to use your surroundings. Maybe use a chair, maybe use a friend's shoulder, you know, whatever it is, you can find different things to stabilize your camera with no what your shot is set up beforehand. Maybe practice it a couple of times and then hit record. So you don't have all this footage of you just shaking around trying to get the shot. I will say also when shooting events, I always like to have some form of stabilization with me it's just it's easier to rest with it And when I'm not shooting I don't have to always be holding it. Really. It's it's all about practicing and then looking at your footage because you can think like, oh yeah, I'm I'm great at this. And then you go look at the footage and you realize that you're maybe, you know, a little little shakier than you expect. So, review your footage. It's a great way to learn what you're actually getting and make you a better filmmaker.