How to Use a Monopod for Macro Photography

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how to use a monopod for macro photographyTiming is everything when you are a photographer. Whether you like to take landscape photographs, macro photographs or action shots of sporting events, you have to be ready to capture those fleeting moments of time with very little notice or preparation time. And while a tripod is an essential piece of photography equipment, it’s not always easy to set them up for quick, on-the-go shots. Times like these often call for a monopod, instead of a traditional tripod!

Have you used a monopod before? Lots of photographers have not, but have been itching to learn how. Today’s video tutorial by Terry Vander Heiden will explain to you how to use a monopod and cover the crucial points you must keep in mind when you opt to use a monopod during your photography shoots…


While a tripod does offer superior stability, you now know that you can achieve the same basic effect, much quicker, by using a monopod the right way. Remember, you have to be a bit more involved with the steadying process when you use your monopod. As you learned in this video tutorial, it is essential to apply slight downward pressure to keep your camera and lens nice and stable while snapping photographs.

We hope that you had a lot of fun learning the right way to use a monopod. Digital photography really is a science and an art. With the right tools in your photographic arsenal, there’s no limit on just how good you can become.

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