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QuickTip! Glowing tripod legs?

2015.01.06

Here it is. Our first Quick Tip! This series will be short videos that show exactly what the title says; a quick tip. We will share our little tips from both our commercial and personal video and photography projects.

This quick tip is about night photography. Often when shooting with other photogs or people around, they tend to trip on or bump tripod legs ruining the shot. Check out the vid for a quick tip on how to avoid people tripping on or bumping  yours.

I have seen some people use small LED lights but I find those cast light over long exposures leaving areas colorized by the LED. The glow tape is merely visible and does not cast any light. Of course, this is not a bulletproof system for preventing any accidents but it does help reduce them. Nothing worse than being in the middle of a long star trail stack and have someone bump into your tripod.

If you have any extra ideas or questions feel free to put them in the comments section. We would love to hear what you do if it is different or if you can add to and improve this idea.

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