The easiest way to set a world record is to think of something so grandiose and obscure that no one could have ever possibly thought of attempting it before. And for the folks over at Custom SLR, that involved building the world's largest Christmas tree made entirely of tripods—plus the requisite festive decor.
Even if you've got a massive DSLR in your camera arsenal, there's no shame in occasionally relying on your lightweight smartphone or a compact point and shoot for pictures. And on those days when you just don't feel like lugging a heavy camera and its cumbersome accessories, the Lollipod will fill in as an incredibly…
No one makes a more flexible, more adaptable, more articulated camera tripod than Joby with its Gorillapod line. But the latest addition, the incredibly compact MPod Mini, is actually specifically designed to hold your smartphone for hands-free skyping, movie watching, reading, or other prolonged activities.
The problem with most compact tripods is that while highly portable, they're really only useful for supporting lighter cameras like point-and-shoots or smartphones. But most people who'd actually need and use a tripod are probably shooting with heavier DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. So Manfrotto created the Pixi: a…
In hindsight it seems like the most obvious way to design a folding tripod's center support column, but Giottos' new Silk Road YTL series are actually the first to use a clever three-way, Y-shaped post making the whole package about 30 percent more compact when collapsed.
There's usually a dearth of new iPhone accessories leading up to an Apple event, because most companies don't want to release a product incompatible with the latest model. Not Manfrotto. Its new KLYP case improves your iPhone's shots with a much needed mini tripod and large multi-LED flash. But iPhone 5 owners can…
The advent of articulated LCD displays has made it a lot easier to snap over-the-head shots at crowded photo-ops. But its usefulness pales in comparison to the cleverly named Tree-pod tripod from Fishbone which lets photographers and videographers perch high over crowds for the perfect unobstructed shot.
Almost every camera and cameraphone has the option of taking extra-wide panoramic photos by stitching multiple shots together. But for decent results you either need a sniper's skills, or something like this simple rotating Camalapse mount to precisely move the camera for you.
Just like a camera, the best tripod is the one you have with you. There's no point in spending hundreds of dollars on a carbon fiber set of sticks if they're inconvenient to carry. So the tiny Tiltpod Mobile is designed to attach to your keys, ensuring it's always close at hand—or at least somewhere in your pocket.
If you're the gnarliest surfer on the beach but prefer to catch your waves at the crack of dawn, odds are there won't be anyone around to witness or film your exploits. So for extreme athletes lacking friends who wake up before noon, the Soloshot mount lets you capture all your fancy moves without a cameraman.
Sometimes lugging your full DSLR around is more trouble than it's worth, so you bring a smaller point-and-shoot. But what about when you don't want to lug a full tripod around just to hold your compact digital camera? The Tiltpod could be the answer.
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Many of the iPhone 4 owners I know have pretty much given up using compact cameras, thanks to Apple's superb camera. A Kickstarter project is trying to make those photos even better with a case that features a hidden kickstand.
Taking your camera out on your outdoor adventures lets you share your feats with friends and look x-treme on the internet, but be sure your hardware's strapped in snug!—Flip's Video Action Tripod claims to do just that.
If you're in need of a sturdy-yet-bendy mini-tripod and aren't willing to buy one, then this DIY Gorillapod project might be the ideal solution for you. The tripod is simple to make, looks good, and will do its job well.
Want tripod action on your iPhone 4? Joby has you covered, with a bumper and stand that'll keep films and photos away from jittery hands. The bumper's rails slide onto the tripod two ways, for either portrait or landscape orientation.
When Les "Survivorman" Stroud—the hardest-working cameraman in the business—says shooting his new show "Beyond Survival" was his most challenging shoot yet...
I can visualize several uses for this laptop tripod stand from Thanko: bedside movie watching; displaying online sheet music for trombonists; PC/camera tethering. Or, my ideal usage—watching Entourage episodes while in the bathtub.
Four years in the making, the Acadalus tripod head uses motors and an inclinometer to relieve you of fiddling and make sure your shots are absolutely, positively straight. Of course, that perspectival perfection comes at a price: $5000.