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Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by GAJ, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
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    G'day Cobbers,

    Today's lesson will be a simple one on how to effectively use your mobile phone in low light situations. At the minute that's all I have so I wanted to sort out a decent way of doing it. There is a bit of kit necessary, so from left to right we have, Phone with camera (yes I know it's an iPod but I'm using my phone to do this), Selfie Stick (anyone surprised I own one?) & a very small tripod.

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    Remove the head from the Selfie Stick like so

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    Then attach it to the tripod head & place your phone (iPod) in ready to use

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    Nothing particularly groundbreaking here but I need to show you a screenshot of the camera on my phone..

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    Not your standard Android offering then :p:
    Get it here for a small fee & take control of your phone cameras, including long exposure photography :thumb

    http://www.camerafv5.com

    No results to post just yet but out of necessity this will be my rig for a while so I'll update with some low light stuff soon.

    Hope this helps some people who use their phones when out & about :)
     

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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Simple, and yet genius. Nice one mate :thumb
     
  3. sirjonnyp

    sirjonnyp 28DL Regular User
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    I have the exact same mini-tripod, amazingly it can take the weight of a DSLR and kit lens. But yeah, no surprises on you having the selfie stick :rolleyes:
     
  4. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    This is similar to the one I had a go with: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=131318876615&alt=web

    Only £8.99 :D, you can probably find them cheaper. Those tripods are dodgy, so don't go climbing 100ft up some building and use those cheap tripods to balance your £300 smart phone!

    Obviously, it's nothing compared to your average DSLR, but it's a bit of fun. :thumb

    I don't think I have any pics from it as that phone was stolen. :rolleyes:
     
  5. PCWOX

    PCWOX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice one GAJ - looks a quality set up that pal
     
  6. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
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    I've used that tripod with a heavy DSLR & my compact in mines, drains & rooftops. It's more than capable of holding a phone, maybe not in any windy situations but I'd just enjoy the view then. I'm more intrigued by how the phone will perform in low/no light with lightpainting than the tripod bits. Loads of people post apologetic stuff about their phone pics in the dark so let's see how this system works in practice. Quite excellently, the phone clamp from the selfie stick will fit on my super clamp so I can really secure it if I want :thumb
     
  7. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
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    There may be a similar camera app for the ibone but I can only offer my suggestion to those who made an informed choice on their phone OS. I can't offer redemption :p:
     
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    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Nice one, my tripod was a bit poo, so I might invest in a better one :thumb thanks for sharing :thumbs.
     
  9. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
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    It held my hacked compact steady in an underground quarry for 30 seconds taking this, while all around there was about 50 ratarsed people (including me) and fireworks being thrown like flashbangs (probably also by me)

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    The tripod is good and will definitely hold a phone solidly :thumb
     
  10. Styru

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    Yes to traveling light at times :thumb

    Nice set up - but a bit bulky and expensive though Gaj :)

    This pic was on smaller, cheaper kit ;)

    The camera (which is smaller than a phone) the memory card, the cree torch used to light it, and the can of red bull substitute (that was used as a tripod) cost a total of £12.34 :)

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  11. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
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    Unfortunately the ice addict would have taken the camera, probably the torch & definitely the caffeine drink. He left the tripod so I've bought the rest specifically to see if it can do a moderately passable job :)
     
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    Bunk3r 28DL Memb3r
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    It's the way to roll:

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    a recent true story:
    AJ: [spends 10 minutes loading his bag at the back of the car]
    me: lets go
    AJ: its not just a recce' we'll just go for it.
    me: yeah
    AJ: get your stuff then
    me: its in my pocket [smug face]
     
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