Step-by-step D.I.Y instructions for making your own Tripod snake.
Problem: very expensive tripod with delicate joints being used on a black sandy beach with big wave swells on a regular basis.
I love getting close to the waves on the beach at Jökulsarlon. My previous Gitzo tripod was great in the sea, but I wanted more stability and a tripod without a center column, so that I could get down low if needed. After a week on the beach with my new gitzo, the amount of sand and sea water getting into the joints was shocking and that grinding sound was not very inviting on such a high quality tool. It is a heavy tripod, so useful for beach photography.
How can you protect your expensive Gitzo tripod from sand and sea water, in sometimes extreme conditions?
Most of my shots only work because I get in among the action. I want to be where the interaction of Ocean and beach are exciting. This means having a tripod system that you are confident to get wet.
- Gitzo GK1582OT Ocean Traveler 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head
- drypod waders
- use a cheaper tripod
- avoid the beach
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What you need
Extra tripod protection
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