Monopod Technique

Some tips:

  • With longer lenses, it helps a lot to have a tripod collar. Much harder to balance a long lens when your support is at one end, rather than the center of gravity.
  • You may get better results by putting one foot behind you and bracing the monopod against it, and/or hugging the monopod somewhat to yourself.
  • If you use a tilt head, you can loosen it slightly to adjust your angle while panning. This isn't a great solution (it's no gimbal head), but it works in a pinch.
  • If you get down on one knee and set the monopod to a corresponding height, it can help add stability to low-angle shots.
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