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Tip on wrapping the upper legs of a tripod with bicycle handle-bar wrap to protect fingers from cold metal.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Oct 1993 (v.15#10) pg. 4

A review of sturdy tripods and other support devices commercially available.
CAMERA 35 Jun 1976 (v.20#4) pg. 40

Clamps, poles, supports and other hardware needed to suspend cameras and props are discussed.
CAMERA 35 Nov 1976 (v.20#8) pg. 22

Steady as she goes. An overview of tripods and other camera supports.
CAMERA 35 Jul 1980 (v.25#7) pg. 44

Your tripod and physics. Sharpness requires more than physique. A series of tests show the benefits (and weaknesses) of using various tripods.
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 4

Tips on selecting a tripod to support a 4x5 view camera.

Steady as you go. Tips on steadying (counterweighting) tripods used to support large format cameras.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.1#5) pg. 72

Alternatives to a tripod for supporting large cameras.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1981 (v.3#2) pg. 66

Tip on using a rubber washer to keep camera lens from contacting the platform of a tripod.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1989 (v.11#7) pg. 3

Insights on professional tripods. Basic features which should be considered when selecting a tripod.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.28#10) pg. 28

Tips on the use of various camera support devices. Includes homemade methods for attaching tripod heads to clamps, bars, etc.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1981 (v.30#7) pg. 16

Gadgets galore. Photographer Roy Zeper beats the high cost of special effects equipment with homemade ingenuity. (1) Camera car mounts. (2) Camera cradle for spinning camera. (3) Dual camera plate. (4) Pivoting camera mount. (5) 360-degree panorama mount. More.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.37#7) pg. 34

Industrial-strength tripods. What features to look for when buying a good, solid camera support.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1989 (v.38#11) pg. 34

Keeping the camera steady. Why choosing the right tripod head is so important. An overview of the various options (ball-and-socket heads, pan/tilt heads, gear and cradle heads).
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1990 (v.39#9) pg. 20

Spring clamp holds camera anywhere.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 24

Piggyback mount holds three cameras on a tripod.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #423 Aug 1963 (v.59) pg. 127

Mini-boom, an extension arm which fastens to a tripod to offset the camera 24". Useful for copying and close-up work.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #457 Jun 1966 (v.62) pg. 108

Adapting a four-legged, 4-ft. aluminum ladder to hold tripods, lamps, etc., for those difficult above-the-ground shots.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #460 Sep 1966 (v.62) pg. 106

Low-angle attachment fits on leg of full-sized tripod.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #481 Jun 1968 (v.64) pg. 92

Use a retractable key chain which fits on your belt as a camera stabilizer.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1966 (v.30#11) pg. 134

Steady large format cameras by using wind braces.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1970 (v.34#7) pg. 32

The selection and use of a good tripod will improve many photographs.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1971 (v.35#2) pg. 52

Attach a ball head to a pair of vise-grip pliers to form an attach-anywhere camera support.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1971 (v.35#4) pg. 61

A review of tripods and their various individual components and nomenclature.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1971 (v.35#4) pg. 84

Several means of suspending a movie camera to get shots from unique angles or unique locations are illustrated.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1973 (v.37#3) pg. 92

Ideas for light and camera supports made from plumbing pipe and fittings.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1976 (v.40#9) pg. 39

The grand quest for a light, sturdy tripod. A look at 24 tripods, 5 of which met the criteria.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1976 (v.40#9) pg. 118

Low-angle camera support is a piece of particle board which sits on low legs only 2" off the ground.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Christmas 1976 (v.40#13) pg. 42

Simple wooden L-bracket can be used as a panhead platform extender in copy work or as a ground-level bipod for close up work.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 101

Tip: Mount tripod heads on top of a stepladder for filming from a high perch.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1978 (v.42#3) pg. 101

Simple wooden cradle holds a medium length tele lens, the camera, and provides an alternative tripod screw socket that is nearer the center of gravity.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 118

Tip on the proper sequence to use when extending or collapsing tubular tripod legs.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 119

Simple wooden bracket attaches to the leg of a tripod with two bolts and wing nuts. It serves to support a camera for low-level photos.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1979 (v.43#6) pg. 118

Tip: Flat T-plates can serve to support long lenses without panhead screw sockets. This may prevent strain on lens or camera when mounted on a tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1979 (v.43#6) pg. 119

Sheet metal bracket holds two cameras, one above the other. May be attached to neck strap for carrying. Est. cost: $5.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1979 (v.43#7) pg. 97

Tip: Eyebolt attachment allows tripod to be hung up for storage.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.43#10) pg. 121

Kramer's illustrated guide to tripodery. Matching head, tripod and camera for sharpest results.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1979 (v.43#11) pg. 52

Build a tiny tripod out of a small ball-joint pan head, three washers, three short pieces of steel rod and a bolt.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1979 (v.43#11) pg. 115

Build your own low-level tripod from a piece of machined and tapped aluminum, replacable legs of various lengths, and an adjustable pan head.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1980 (v.44#1) pg. 114

Tip: Regular lubrication of tripod leg locks using silicon spray.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1980 (v.44#4) pg. 123

Light duty camera support consists of a spring clamp from a photoflood mated to a 1/4" screw and locking ring.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1980 (v.44#4) pg. 123

Make a "rough water" box for your camera. A watertight ammunition box with a plastic window allows you to take pictures while on raft trips,etc. without danger of getting camera wet. Estimated cost: $25.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1980 (v.44#5) pg. 128

Camera support designed to be fastened onto a wheelchair.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1980 (v.44#6) pg. 110

Tripod tops and tips. Ideas and gadgets to make tripods more versatile.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.44#9) pg. 102

Convert a large, spring-type paper clip into a camera support which clamps onto the rolled-down window of your car.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1981 (v.45#8) pg. 110

Tip: Make (or modify) belt clips for attachment to compact cameras.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1981 (v.45#10) pg. 137

Make a "flatpod" for ground level shots by attaching a sturdy ball head to a piece of plywood.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1983 (v.47#1) pg. 85

Two ideas for slings to carry tripods.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1983 (v.47#5) pg. 150

Tip: Make a tripod sack from the leg portion of old blue jeans.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1983 (v.47#7) pg. 94

Tip: Cover the upper joints of tripod legs to prevent fingers from being pinched.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1983 (v.47#7) pg. 95

Tip: Use a camera platform when attaching a camera with a long lens onto a tripod. The use of this homemade platform allows the tripod head to be placed closer to the balance point.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1983 (v.47#8) pg. 79

Tip: Attach a second tripod ball and socket head near the bottom of one leg of a tripod for close-to-the-ground macro work.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1983 (v.47#10) pg. 80

Tip: Place tennis balls over the rubber feet of a tripod to make it easier to move the tripod on a hard, flat surface.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1983 (v.47#10) pg. 80

Tip: Use an auto mechanic's roll-around seat when photographing from low angles.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1984 (v.48#2) pg. 62

Convert your tripod into a tripod stand by adding this simple wooden top.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1984 (v.48#3) pg. 63

How to set up and level a tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1984 (v.48#6) pg. 81

Tips on mounting and supporting long telephoto lenses to eliminate vibration when using a tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.48#10) pg. 58

Tip: Fill up the hollow center post of your tripod with BB's to improve its stability.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1985 (v.49#1) pg. 62
Added Info MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1986 (v.50#3) pg. 6

Build a wooden clamp to support a heavy telephoto lens and camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1985 (v.49#4) pg. 72

Tip: Use bars or sheets of lead attached to small ball-and-socket heads for supporting cameras and flash units during table-top photography.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1985 (v.49#4) pg. 73

Tip: Add extra weight to the hollow center post of your tripod. Seal the end with an automobile "freeze plug".
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1985 (v.49#9) pg. 52

How to reposition your full-size tripod for use as a sturdy, low-level tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1985 (v.49#9) pg. 53

Tip: Attach your tripod to your camera luggage cart using nylon ties.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1986 (v.50#1) pg. 45

Metal plate stops camera slippage on a tripod when the camera is tipped to the vertical position.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1986 (v.50#3) pg. 52

Make a wooden clamp for the leg of your tripod. Equipped with a ball-and-socket head, it supports your camera when working close to the ground.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1986 (v.50#3) pg. 53

Tip: Use your camera bag as ballast to stabilize your tripod. This wire hook makes it easy.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1986 (v.50#4) pg. 49

Attach a plastic "holster" to one leg of your tripod. It serves to hold your flash, lens caps, pens, etc.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1986 (v.50#8) pg. 46

Simple wooden mount holds your camera securely to the top edge of your partly rolled-down car window.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.50#9) pg. 45
Added Info MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1987 (v.51#4) pg. 35

Tripods that stand up. What to look for when selecting your next tripod. Some tips.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1986 (v.50#10) pg. 46

Custom-made strap is used to steady your camera which is mounted on a short monopod or small tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1986 (v.50#10) pg. 49

Tip: Use gaffer tape on floor to keep tripod legs from slipping.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 5

Multi-camera setup allows you to make several pictures of the same subject at the same time. Simple four-head bar hold four cameras.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 6

Tip: Tabletop tripod, held against the top of a door frame, is as sturdy as a full-sized tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 29

Tip: Attach your photographic clamp to a larger C-clamp when you need a larger opening.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 30

Tip: Use rubber pads (or rubber-soled shoes) to dampen a vibrating tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 31

Tip: Use an oversize tilt-top on a tabletop tripod when making a wide-angle photograph from close to the wall of a room.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 32

Tip: Mount a tilt-top head to a Vise-Grip pipe wrench and use it to attach a camera to a pipe or other round object.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 37

Tip: Large tripods should be carried top down using a tripod strap.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 72

Two homemade gadgets to support your camera from the top of a stepladder.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 98

Tip: Replace worn tripod leg tips with rubber leg tips.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1987 (v.51#4) pg. 45

Shoot sports or action video (bicycling, skiing, skating, etc.) by attaching the camera to the top of a helmet.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1987 (v.51#6) pg. 44

Head extender for a tabletop tripod lets you adjust the level of the ball head.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.51#10) pg. 49

Put bicycle handlebar pads on tripod legs to make them easier to use during cold weather.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1987 (v.51#11) pg. 56

Clamping device holds your camera securely to the partially open glass window of an automobile. Made from wood and ordinary hardware.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.52#7) pg. 42

Attach a handle to your heavy tripod to make it easier to carry.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.52#7) pg. 42

Build a wooden cradle to hold a camera equipped with a motor drive. The camera can then be mounted on a tripod at the center of gravity (center of balance).
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.52#7) pg. 43

In search of the extended moment. Reasons for using the tripod more frequently when taking "normal" photographs.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1988 (v.52#8) pg. 42

Wooden bar holds two cameras on one tripod.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1988 (v.52#9) pg. 70

Choose the lightest tripod possible. Some tips.
PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING 1994 (v.37#7) pg. 45

How to convert a spring clamp into a clamp-on camera support by welding or soldering a tripod head to one handle. Other versions hold lamps, reflectors, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1978 (v.6#12) pg. 61

Make a treepod, a length of rod which ends with a lag bolt that has been welded on. The rod is screwed into a crack in a tree and the camera is attached to the other end via an adjustable swivel head.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1978 (v.7#1) pg. 108

Make a pan head from plumbing supplies and "Tinker Toy" parts. Use it to make panoramic pictures with an instant camera.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1978 (v.7#2) pg. 24

Convert a 12-ft., three-leg orchard ladder into a giant tripod.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1978 (v.7#3) pg. 80

Two styles of camera supports you can make. (1) A vise-grip plier with three 1/4-20 bolts welded on at strategic locations and (2) a chain monopod which is attached to your camera and held steady by standing on the other end of the chain.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1978 (v.7#5) pg. 8

Simple wooden base to support your camera at ground level.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1979 (v.8#2) pg. 100

How to make a camera windowpod. Block of wood with a slot in the bottom and a bolt to attach camera to block is wedged over the edge of a partially open car window to provide a solid support.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1979 (v.8#4) pg. 54

Wooden camera platform is designed to hold 35mm cameras on end on a tripod for making vertical pictures, and for permitting quick change between the vertical and horizontal position.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1979 (v.8#4) pg. 58

How to construct a heavy-duty camera clamp from a large C-clamp with a ball-and-socket swivel bolted to the clamp.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1979 (v.8#7) pg. 105

How to construct a tripod strap. A pair of adjustable leather straps, plus a camera strap, are used to carry a collapsed tripod over your shoulder or across your back.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1980 (v.9#7) pg. 70

How to build a versatile triple-duty camera stand from ordinary 2x4 lumber. The stand also doubles as a pair of sturdy light stands or as an overhead bridge for lights, background drapes, seamless paper, etc. Est. cost: $12.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1982 (v.10#11) pg. 87

How to make a suction-cup tripod. Attach 3 suction cup feet and a panhead to a triangular platform.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1983 (v.11#9) pg. 85

Tips on adapting your tripod for use on soft sand.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1983 (v.12#1) pg. 72

Build a tripod carrying case from 4" PVC pipe.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1984 (v.13#1) pg. 81

Make a fabric carrying case for your tripod.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1984 (v.13#6) pg. 5

What is available in ballheads (ball-and-socket heads)for tripods. Tips on their selection and use.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1985 (v.14#3) pg. 47
Added Info PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1985 (v.14#7) pg. 10

Build a large-format camera clamp. A woodworker's pipe clamp and a plumbing saddle tee form the basis for this portable clamp to support heavy equipment.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1985 (v.14#3) pg. 60

SPECIAL SECTION on 35mm single-lens reflex photography. Close-up equipment, tripods and camera cases.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1985 (v.14#6) pg. A (42+)

Build a studio camera stand from plumbing pipe and fittings. Est. cost: $45.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1986 (v.14#12) pg. 69

35mm SLR super course. Part 8. Close-up equipment, tripods and camera cases.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1987 (v.16#1) pg. A

Beef up your lightweight tripod. Construct a hardwood platform and adjustable legs for a sturdy tripod head. Makes use of the elevation mechanism from a lightweight commercial tripod.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1988 (v.17#1) pg. 76

A remote control, helmet-mounted camera can put you behind the eye of the action.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1989 (v.18#4) pg. 14

Understanding and using the wide variey of camera accessories. Covering winders, motor drives, motor drive accessories, data backs, interchangeable viewfinders, cable releases, tele-converters, matte boxes, in-camera multiple exposures, tripods and other camera supports.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1989 (v.18#5) pg. 48+

Outdoor field accessories for the photographer. Tips on clothes, tripods, tote bags, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1990 (v.18#11) pg. 86

Choosing and using a location tripod.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1981 (v.24#4) pg. 50

Choosing tripod heads. A look at what is available.
PHOTOMETHODS Nov 1983 (v.26#11) pg. 27

Tripods and studio stands. Advice on selecting a sturdy camera support.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1987 (v.30#5) pg. 39

Selecting and using tripods and fluid heads for video cameras used in the field. Some tips.
PHOTOMETHODS Feb 1990 (v.33#2) pg. 20

Tips on selecting a ball head for a tripod.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1990 (v.33#4) pg. 16

Camera tripod doubles as an easel.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 175

Convert a 4-ft. ladder into a camera support about 8 ft. high.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 154

Short tripod for low shooting is made of pipe and angle iron. This stand will get the camera to within 1" of the ground and hold it rock-steady on three spiked legs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.128#1) pg. 104

A simple wooden platform, equipped with a sandbag and attached to a tripod, is an effective holder for long telephoto lenses.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 62

How to convert bases from old fans, heaters, clamps, etc., into stands for floodlights or cameras.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 63

Two low-level camera supports that hold camera just inches off the floor or ground. One is a piece of hardboard with an attaching screw and the other is a threaded spike which sticks into the ground to hold the camera.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1974 (v.141#6) pg. 64

Paint graduations on tripod legs to help you level the legs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 48

Make a compact chest pod that is almost as steady as a tripod.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 34

A short hand-grip which attaches to the bottom of a small camera is made by bolting together two 35mm metal film cans.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 15

Tripod boom made from some wood and hardware.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1977 (v.147#6) pg. 66

Tip: Hang camera bag on tripod to prevent vibration.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1978 (v.150#6) pg. 20

Make a right-angle extension arm for your tripod from a length of aluminum T-beam, a right-angle bracket and some hardware.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 88

Tip: A clip on wooden shelf for a camera tripod serves two uses. (1) Adds stability to legs. (2) Provides storage space for lenses, filters, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 31

Tip: How to prevent damage to your camera should you forget to tighten a tripod's tilt handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 33

Tripod "boots" made from PVC pipe protect threads and joints of collapsible tripods from dirt and water.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 70

Modifying four styles of visegrip pliers for use as grip-anywhere camera mounts.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1966 (v.58#2) pg. 68

Improvising camera supports outdoors.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1967 (v.60#4) pg. 55

Ground-level tripod for low level shooting. Uses a commercial head fastened with plumbing fittings to a wooden base.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1969 (v.64#4) pg. 22

Metal plate fastens to both the camera and a large telephoto lens and features a strap for carrying the combination over your shoulder.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1969 (v.64#4) pg. 119

Use a tripod to improve 35mm photos.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1970 (v.67#3) pg. 82

No-fuss tools for ground-level outdoor closeups.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1981 (v.88#8) pg. 114

Some ideas to solve tripod problems such as position sagging due to the weight of a long lens.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1981 (v.88#11) pg. 39

The bipod way to sharpness. For convenience and steadiness during long exposures, pair your legs with those of a tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1983 (v.90#4) pg. 24

Tips on using a table tripod for sharp pictures in low light.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1984 (v.91#8) pg. 84

Tripods for field photography. What features are desirable and four recommended models.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.94#10) pg. 32

Homemade telephoto lens cradle mounts on a tripod and supports the weight of a long lens. However, the camera and lens themselves are not attached to the tripod, thereby giving maximum flexibility when photographing something like birds.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1988 (v.95#9) pg. 61

Use the cap from a film canister as a spacer or gasket between your camera and the quick-release element of a tripod head.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1988 (v.95#11) pg. 76

Steady. Three legs will stabilize a camera better than two. Two articles focus on the selection and use of tripods to improve your photographs.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1988 (v.95#11) pg. 80, 86

Tip: Recycle old pants into a tripod carrying case.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.96#2) pg. 77

Tip: Use plastic shopping bags filled with rocks (etc.) to steady a tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.96#2) pg. 77

Tip: A macro/tabletop camera support is made from a car battery tray.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.96#2) pg. 118

Tip: Turn a pair of "Visegrip" pliers into a camera clamp.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.96#2) pg. 118

Tip: Use a camera tripod to securely "lock" a motel-room door.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.96#2) pg. 119

Homemade accessory base for mounting cameras with off-center tripod sockets onto a small, tabletop tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1990 (v.97#1) pg. 24

Tips on covering the legs of a camera tripod with pipe insulation or bicycle handlebar foam padding.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1991 (v.98#2) pg. 126

Tip on using plastic coffee-can lids to prevent tripod legs from sinking into sand.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1991 (v.98#6) pg. 16

Slip-on boots for tripod legs are made from PVC pipe fittings and protect the legs from water, dirt, sand, etc.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1991 (v.98#11) pg. 40

Make a "cat's paw" for your camera. This cushioned platform of foam and felt is used to protect the camera bottom when using various surfaces as supports during exposure.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1991 (v.98#11) pg. 47

Combine a tripod with a monopod to get a tripod with a center post that extends to great heights.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1992 (v.99#7) pg. 68

How to use a tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1992 (v.99#9) pg. 41

Get a leg up on tripods. An overview of all the variations in heads, legs, feet, materials, ... to be found in tripods.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1994 (v.58#2) pg. 56
Correction POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1994 (v.58#4) pg. 154

Tip on combining an old tripod with a stepladder for a super-tall vantage point.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1995 (v.59#6) pg. 106

Quicker and easier ways to tote, set up, use and break down a tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1996 (v.60#7) pg. 48

Cordopod. Steady your camera with a loop of cord that attaches to your camera's tripod socket and is held taught with your foot.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1996 (v.60#10) pg. 46
Added Info POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1997 (v.61#1) pg. 42

Searching for the perfect tripod. Some tips.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1998 (v.62#3) pg. 46

Why and how to live with a flimsy tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1998 (v.62#8) pg. 14

How to steady an unsteady tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1999 (v.63#10) pg. 81

Tips on preventing damage to the tripod socket on the base of a camera.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1999 (v.63#11) pg. 24

Rock steady car-window shots. Build an adjustable camera mount that clamps onto a partially-open car window. Built from wood and ordinary hardware. Est. cost: $15 plus tripod head.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 2000 (v.64#5) pg. 116

Advice on selecting a tripod for use in nature photography.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 2001 (v.65#2) pg. 33

Four techniques to stop camera shake when you don't have a tripod.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING Nov 2003 (v.67#11) pg. 92

C-clamp pod substitutes for tripod.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1963 (v.183#1) pg. 134

Tips on tripods and techniques to hold camera still.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 106

How to make a better camera tripod than you can buy. Holds a camera at any angle, high or low, is strong enough for press and movie cameras, and yet folds compactly. Has a multi-swing boom arm and rigid legs that aren't damaged by sand or weather.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1969 (v.194#2) pg. 159

Build a studio camera stand on casters from steel pipe and fittings.
SHUTTERBUG #261 Jun 1992 (v.21#8) pg. 86

Overcoming the problem of leveling your camera when taking pictures using a tripod.
SHUTTERBUG #285 Jun 1994 (v.23#8) pg. 96

How to buy the right tripod and accessories.
SHUTTERBUG #287 Aug 1994 (v.23#10) pg. 58

Make your own indestructible "sandbag" weight (tripod weight) from plastic pipe fittings filled with lead shot.
SHUTTERBUG #299 Aug 1995 (v.24#10) pg. 74

Added support. How many tripods do you need? An overview of the various tripods and advice on selecting one or more to serve your needs.
SHUTTERBUG #311 Aug 1996 (v.25#10) pg. 166

Choosing and using tripods.
SHUTTERBUG #357 Jun 2000 (v.29#8) pg. 204

Tetrahedral tripod (tetrapod) is sturdy, built of ordinary 2x4s, collapsible, and cheap. Est. cost: $10.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1987 (v.74#4) pg. 426

Wooden crutches make excellent legs when building a tripod for camera or telescope.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1989 (v.78#1) pg. 103

Tip: Check your tripod for solidarity when experiencing unwanted movement in tripod mounted shots.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER Mar-Apr 1980 (v.8#2) pg. 10

Add a push button switch at the end of your tripod's pan handle to leave one hand free for zooming, focusing, etc.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER May 1980 (v.8#3) pg. 51

Build an automobile camera mount which attaches firmly to a rolled-down side window. Est. cost: $30.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER Mar-Apr 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 34

Buckle up and shoot. How to get great video shots from a moving vehicle by strapping a tripod into the passenger seat.
VIDEOMAKER Jan 1995 (v.9#7) pg. 74
Added Info VIDEOMAKER Jul 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 6

The body pod. A simple video camera support you can build yourself.
VIDEOMAKER Jan 1995 (v.9#7) pg. 109

Shopping for tripods and stabilizers for video cameras.
VIDEOMAKER May 1995 (v.9#11) pg. 77

A survey of ways to steady a camcorder (hand-holding, tripods, stabilizers and special-purpose supports).
VIDEOMAKER Apr 1996 (v.10#10) pg. 14

Tripod truths. How to select the right camcorder tripod.
VIDEOMAKER May 1996 (v.10#11) pg. 92