Expert: Marytn Goddard
Martyn Goddard is a photographic legend who was at the forefront of the British music producing Iconic images and record covers for artists like Blondie, Phil Collins, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, ACDC, Jam & Queen. Checkout his prints & book.
Martyn now focuses on Car photography winning a host of awards including “Audi Car Photographer of the Year” & “Hyundai Automotive Photographer of the Year”
no less than four times. Checkout his celebrity studded Galleries here.
Martyn is passionate about travel and shoots for a number of international magazine. You can see his fabulous travels here.
Tripod as a Creative Tool:
A tripod is one of the oldest camera accessories and yet in this digital era of image stabilizing and compact cameras, it can still be a great creative tool, opening up a Pandora’s box of visual treats using time exposure.
I have been a professional photographer for too many years than I want to remember but throughout my career I have owned all types of these camera stands, which have been an integral part of my equipment, despite most being very heavy.
Placing the camera on a stand and using an exposure time that might be 30 seconds for a night shot or half a second in the case of a moving person or speeding car, the camera will remain still and focused with the shutter open.
The world rushes by, resulting in spectacular images, a technique totally reliant on the camera staying still. It will help if you have a cable shutter release but most cameras have self-timers, which will work fine in a variety of situations.
We all carry a camera of some kind, a mobile phone or in my case a micro 4 thirds compact. The Lollipod is a lightweight stand that is portable and ever ready for that creative opportunity and as image-makers, it could be the solution. We now have no excuses for not having a tripod handy.
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