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I've found it does the job.
Any one else cut there need for a tripod by using a professional's beanbag?
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I think beanbags are a great idea, especially if you put them on top of a solid support, such as a tripod.............
Quote: Wait since when did beanbags have legs??
Since they grew legs!!
Ooh, I could make one of those....and I'd make mine waterproof
Quote: Or say "A tripod? what's a tripod? Oh so that's what it's called!"
Now that's one I'm going to remember
I've been using a gorillapod for this sort of thing for years. Never met a jobsworth yet who knew what to make of it. you get away with all sorts with one of those babies.
Quote: Not really done many church interiors, and never got one that I'm really happy with yet
Try using a tripod
Nahh it's when bean bags get wet that they sprout legs
Legs & Co?
I'm a pro and yet deny it in these situations if I'm not going to sell the shots. Why should I cough up if I'm not going to profit from them?
Quote: I'm a pro and yet deny it in these situations if I'm not going to sell the shots. Why should I cough up if I'm not going to profit from them
I do it all the time, people are a lot less suspicious / obstructive / annoying if they think you're a bumbling amateur who doesn't know how to use their big toy cameras!!
Quote: you're a bumbling amateur who doesn't know how to use their big toy cameras!!
Last time I saw you Sam you had half of Canon's UK lens stock hung around your neck - difficult to fool the old crones and thought police with that lot!!
True, those big white lenses are a bit of a giveaway.
I do now have something a little smaller and more subtle - a 5DMKII.
Personally I find my luiquest softbox gets me much more attention than my 70-200mm L - its big enough that it gets noticed and different enough that people (even some photographers) assume that you know what your doing with it!
Course that is the easy part - its knowing what to do with the flash its attached to that's the hard part!
Yip the dreaded tripod, it means your a PRO and that shot will sell for thousands of pounds !!!
I was over at Bowling during the summer to the canal there, where the person working for the place told me that I was not allowed to take any photos for profit without permission. Out of total curiosity I went on the web site and read up on them, sure enough there was a place to email to get allowed and blah blah... I promptly emailed them, waited a few days, emailed again and then again and still waiting
I also love some places I have been at and not allowed a tripod, yet seen painters sitting painting away and not an eye blinked towards them and yet I know they will be selling those paintings for more than any of my prints would go for lol...
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