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Does anyone use a tripod for shooting models?

 
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Feb 23, 2018 15:55 |  #1

I've tried a few times, but I always wind up taking the camera off the tripod, and I can't seem to remember to put it back on. If anyone has experience using one while shooting a model, I would welcome any stories you might have. Tips are always appreciated too.


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Feb 23, 2018 16:57 |  #2

I start with the camera on a tripod & get the shot that I set up. Then I might take it off & do some more. It's easy when you have a quick release on the camera.
I've had a quick release plate on every camera I've owned for decades, so I can avoid putting the camera down & stepping on it.
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Feb 23, 2018 17:11 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #3

I have a QR plate that stays on the camera. I setup a shot and take it on the tripod, I just can't seem to remember to put it back on. Do you reset yourself to setup another shot and start the process over?


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Feb 23, 2018 17:33 |  #4

In conjunction with a radio remote, I find that the tripod has allowed me to separate myself from the camera so that my interaction with the subjectis more me-and-the-subject and less subject-and-the-camera. I feel that comes thru in what is captured.

Even professional models are not all that comfortable working in front of a camera one and one, whereas when you are capturing them on a runway is more them interacting with the audience.


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Feb 23, 2018 18:50 |  #5

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I have a QR plate that stays on the camera. I setup a shot and take it on the tripod, I just can't seem to remember to put it back on. Do you reset yourself to setup another shot and start the process over?

Yes/no/maybe? Sometimes I don't start with the camera on a tripod & just shoot loose to help the "model" feel more comfortable with the process.


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Feb 23, 2018 19:42 |  #6

Never. I want to interact with the subject, move around, come in close and step back. A tripod is a noose.




  
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Feb 23, 2018 22:30 |  #7

I usually start the session with the camera on a tripod, on a dolly, tethered, following my shot plan. As the session goes by, I will remove the camera from the QR clamp and just riff on what happens.
Pausing often with the model/client to review the raw captures on the live monitor and make adjustments or decide on a new idea...

When shooting product or still life, always on tripod.


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Feb 23, 2018 22:42 |  #8

Only when exposure time requires it, for the most part.


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Feb 26, 2018 22:53 |  #9

I am going to try but only for class situation where I want to show what the camera is capturing. Otherwise just camera in hand. Now I wouldn't mind a nice camera stand in the studio but those are way more $$$ than tripods.


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Mar 04, 2018 16:29 |  #10

Primarily for technical reasons. Any combination of: Low light. Slow shutter. Precise focus and depth of field. Repeatability. Composite backgrounds.




  
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