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DIY Portable Photography Equipment and Lighting

Making Your Own Equipment

Photography equipment is expensive, and you usually need plenty of it. Most of your equipment, however, is designed to work only in the studio. So, what do you do when you need to go out into the field?

You don’t want to buy all new equipment especially for the field. You probably want to know how to make portable photography equipment that you can use when you are on the go.

Camera Mount

Creating your own portable equipment not only saves you on equipment expenses, it also allows you to create equipment that you can specifically use for your particular camera or needs. One of the most valuable pieces of portable equipment that you can make is a portable camera mount.

Camera mounts allow you to set up your camera anywhere that you need it. You simply have to press the shutter release button. Camera mounts keep your camera steady, and it allows you to raise the camera up to the optimum location.

You have many options for creating portable camera mounts. One of the easiest ways to make a camera mount is to take a piece of plexiglass, and solder it to three or four PVC pipes. You need to flatten both ends of the PVC piping so that it sits correctly on the ground

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