What do you use when you need to take an important, low-light photo (indoors or outside) and you don't have a tripod? You improvise.
All of these have served me well:
- A table top
- A countertop
- The back of a chair
- The hood of a car
- A fence or fence post
- A tree branch
- Leaning tight against a tree trunk
- Leaning tight against a door jamb
There are more that you can use depending on your actual shooting situation and what is available, but these should help. They have served me well, and I have taken exposures up to 4 seconds this way. Just be careful not to move or bump the camera when pushing and releasing the shutter.
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