Techniques for Handheld and Tripod Photography

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When photographing street images, should you go handheld or use a tripod? In this video, professional photographer, Ian Plant, answers the question.

You will learn that tripods work best in low light or if you are waiting for a shot to unfold. But if you like spontaneity, you should hand hold the camera. Ian shows you the ideal choices for shutter speeds and focal lengths, and how to capture sharp images, or blur the action. He suggests setting your camera at shutter priority but to periodically check the ISO setting to cover changes in natural lighting.

Hit the streets with pro shooter, Ian Plant, for tips on shooting street photos with your camera handheld or on a tripod.


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Rights and Responsibilities When Photographing People in Public
Techniques for Handheld and Tripod Photography
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Techniques for Capturing Great Street Photographs
Using Shadow Photography to Enhance Your Shot
The Basics of Street Photography
Using Your Photos to Tell a Story
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