Travelling Light

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Photographers used to be a hardy lot. In the 1860s, wet-plate collodian photography required the plates to be prepared and then exposed and developed while the chemicals were still wet, so if you wanted to take landscapes you had to take your darkroom with you. Not only that, but have you seen the size of those tripods…..

Things have moved on slightly, but only slightly. I have a problem………….well you knew that already, but not that problem…… problem is that I want to tour India again in February and with the intention of taking some Bracketed HDR shots. I know that I can get away with hand held HDR but it’s never perfect, so I need to take a tripod with me. Now I have a very good tripod which travels around in the car with me but there is no way that I’m going to carry it around India, and I have a tiny tripod that stands all of 3 inches off the ground, and then there’s a mono-pod…….no, what I need is a folding, very light weight and reasonably firm tripod that is compact when folded. Do any of you have experience of travelling with a tripod into remote regions?…….. help!



4 thoughts on “Travelling Light

  1. I’ve been on the lookout for something very similar for a while. I’m not much of a ‘planning’ photographer – I like to carry most of my kit with me so it’s there if I need it, but not in the way or a burden if I don’t – so I want something small, light and solid. My tentative searches thus far have sadly been fruitless. Sorry to get your hopes up with this reply, and I’ll be watching these comments closely…

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