Christmas projects #4 – Quick-clamp

 

A quick clamp makes a great alternative to a beanbag, especially if you’re shooting in the urban jungle where there are usually plenty of rails and poles to clamp a camera to.

A quick clamp makes a great alternative to a beanbag, especially if you’re shooting in the urban jungle where there are usually plenty of rails and poles to clamp a camera to.

All we’re doing here is getting a heavy-duty plastic clamp, drilling a 1⁄4in (6.5mm) hole in the end of one of its ‘arms’ and then using a 1⁄2in (12mm) long, 1/4-20 bolt to attach a small tripod head.

Quick-clamp

This creates an incredibly simple, yet wonderfully versatile and steady camera support that can be used to clamp your camera to a wide variety of objects.

I mounted a small tripod head to my clamp, but you could also mount your camera directly if you’re willing to have it in a fixed position.

This project comes with a warning, though – the heavier your camera, the stronger the clamp you will need, so a certain amount of common sense is required.

This project is done entirely at your own risk!

 

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  2. Christmas projects #3 – Beanbag
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