Travel Tripods – 3 sizes to fit your needs
Having a tripod and or a device that will allow you to take photos of yourself without having to use the dreaded “arm shot” is key. Here are a couple of my favorites.
POCKET SIZE FOR CAMERA PHONE
A lot of us are taking more and more photos with our smartphones, but who has the foresight or room to always carry a tripod?
There is a new product about to break into the market which is the size of a credit card and lets you take hands free shots with your android or iphone. It also doubles as a stand for watching videos or using facetime/skype.
THE XSHOT / POCKET XSHOT
POCKET SIZE ARM EXTENDER
We did a Travel Tips Video on the original X SHOT a while back. Click here to see that video. Since then they have released the new XShot 2.o. The Pocket X Shot , available through Amazon, is their best product, it is significantly smaller when collapsed and doesn’t sacrifice much length when compared to the standard X Shot 2.0.
I use this product all the time, especially when filming our Sample the Culture videos. Watch some again and see if you can find where we use it.
THE VERSITILE MINI TRIPOD
The GorillaPod is just barely small enough to fit in a pocket. It is flexible and grippy so it can be attached most places for a nice hands free still shot. Personally when I am filming I have had this as well as the Xhot with me. That way I have both angles covered.
Again this is a little bigger than the other items listed here and you need to remember to bring it, however it is a great tool for premediated photo and video taking.
Do you have any favorite travel tripods? Leave a comment below.