Is anyone out there? Have I bored you all to death? Are you wondering when I will stop waxing on and on and on about something I know so very little about?
I have a couple of other tools that I use once in a while. With this, you will have seen all the photography equipment I own. I try to remain a minimalist.
Remote Control. (Side note: Does anyone else remember that show?)
For my film camera, I have a shutter release. It's a short cable that allows you to release the shutter without touching (or shaking) the camera. It's imperative when you're using a tripod for long exposures (like in really really low light). So, not something that I would use that often.
But I am a big fan of taking pictures using the auto timer mode on my camera. I think the resulting photos are often hysterically funny as the camera operator rushes into place. And the composition, off-center with heads cut off, only adds to the interest. But then one day I discovered the remote. It's a fairly inexpensive (about $15) tool that not only allows you take release the shutter for long exposures
A table-top tripod.
Like I said, I love a good self-timer shot. The problem is, they often turn out like this.
The table-top tripod would help in these situations. I'm also intrigued by the bottle top tripod. Though I'm not sure if it would work with my camera.
I don't use either of these little accessories on a daily basis, but they were fairly inexpensive and have their purpose. The remote has gotten some play on vacations when I actually want to be in the picture or if I'm trying to model a finished knit while wearing it.