pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: OUCH! Ideas for temporary solution to hold camera  (Read 1625 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: April 11, 2018, 17:16 »
0
I fell hard down a flight of stairs or weekend. Fortunately nothing broken and rotator cuff ok according to dr.  Feet and leg better but my right arm and shoulder are in excruciating pain.  Cannot hold medium-heavy things. Range of motion not much though slowly improving. 

Any ideas how to hold and use camera?  Tripod head with camera too heavy to control now.  Having my husband play assistant would not be fun.   

Only need something temporary so do not want to spend a lot of money.  Need to photograph something Monday.


« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 17:51 »
+1
A light monopod?

« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 18:27 »
0
Might work if I heal fast and can get one in time.  Any recommendations?

I also have an issue in terms of raising and then lowering my arm as well as holding weight. 

ShadySue

« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 19:10 »
+2
If you have (or can borrow) a lighter weight camera (which would nevertheless do for your project) you could try a gorillapod. Not for a heavy dSLR, though.

« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 20:16 »
0
I actually have a gorillapod somewhere. 
My cell phone camera is junk-- never used it. 

Subject will be moving and indoors.  One time event I cannot reshoot.


« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 21:04 »
+1
If you have (or can borrow) a lighter weight camera (which would nevertheless do for your project) you could try a gorillapod. Not for a heavy dSLR, though.

Or maybe a platypod?
Also good for heavier cameras.

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY0GALG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_u5RZAb5NGGBMM

« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 01:18 »
+2
What you need is a cheap chest/shoulder tripod.  These are meant for video, but obviously also work for still images. 
Something like this :
https://www.google.be/search?q=borststatief&safe=off&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=crDNzAhj3G1qcM%253A%252CsfvLdTkl316d9M%252C_&usg=__BClAJJYLaci2KBTOYHm-yOKF044%3D&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjw9bnUirTaAhUFL1AKHWJbBtcQ9QEwAnoECAAQbA#imgdii=A-3TC_chyAPuxM:&imgrc=crDNzAhj3G1qcM:&spf=1523513663894
or the shoulder version of it.
It is meant for stability, but it also takes the weight off your hands/arms.

« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 20:21 »
0
Those cheap chest/shoulder tripods are nice! 

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
2685 Views
Last post November 21, 2008, 14:59
by grp_photo
21 Replies
6089 Views
Last post July 08, 2009, 18:16
by Squat
1 Replies
2177 Views
Last post April 29, 2011, 07:21
by visceralimage
3 Replies
1321 Views
Last post October 09, 2012, 00:38
by RacePhoto
9 Replies
7365 Views
Last post November 16, 2016, 09:31
by sharpshot

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors