Many photographs that appear to be out of focus are actually blurred due to camera shake. Holding the camera steady is the key to taking sharp photographs. Too many people hold a camera at arm’s length and look at the display; in low-light conditions, even the steadiest photographers may not have a steady hand.
For the past few months, I’ve been travelling with the lightweight (smallest is 9.7 oz.) Gorillapod SLR, a bendable, tripod whose flexible legs can be wrapped around any surface, such as a tree branch or steering wheel or perched on an uneven surface, keeping the camera steady.
The Gorillapod is furnished in three sizes to match your cameras and is available at www.joby.com.
–David Goldes is a Contributing Editor at Executive Road Warrior and President and Senior Analyst at Basex, a knowledge economy research firm.