Friday, December 29, 2017

A New Tripod for my Phone Camera

(Christmas 2017--Bee and me in the snow)

For Christmas I asked my daughter for a tripod that would hold my phone camera.  My hope was to be able to get pictures of my horses, and my rides, to post on this blog, without having to ask anyone for help.  I've worn my husband and kids out on that account.


me: husband, can you come outside and take a video or picture of me with the horses?

husband: sure.

me: Can you take another?  That one didn't turn out good?

husband: i guess.

me: Can you take maybe 20, and then we might get one good one?

husband: (muffled--cannot translate.)

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me: Daughter, can you take a video of Cowboy "at liberty"?  It's so cute the way he follows me around.

daughter: i guess.

me: weird.  he's not doing it.  he keeps going to you.

daughter:  i'm done!

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So, as  you can see, I've gone solo.  My iphone slides into a bracket on the tripod, and it has a remote to snap photos or start the video.

Be warned: There are going to be lots of videos and photos in 2018.  Let's hope it all goes well!  No scary buck-off video allowed!

Oh, and those boots I'm wearing are Sorrels.  I cannot recommend them highly enough if you're riding bareback and don't need to put your foot in stirrups.  They keep my feet so warm--even with thin socks on--it is just a miracle.

And, if you were wondering if I came off my Christmas high, the answer is yes.  But I do have one more celebration with the kids and grand-kids tomorrow night, so that will be quickly remedied!

15 comments:

  1. Ummmm - my Christmas high is still fuelled by chocolate.... :oD
    Looks like that system is going to work well for you! Those photos turned out well.

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    1. Well, chocolate is my only consolation. 😂 Actually, I’m eating Hershey’s white chocolate with peppermint. It was supposed to go in a stocking, but somehow got left out. 😂

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  2. I hope it works well for you. I definitely miss having my son around to take pictures of me riding, but he often communicated when he was done by taking pictures of manure piles.

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    1. It’s funny because I love taking pictures of people with their horses. I’d never miss an opportunity. And I know you have to snap 50 or so when you’re dealing with animals and people. But I don’t have anyone in my family who enjoys it. 😭 Oh well, I don’t need them now! Bahahahaha!

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  3. That sounds perfect. I like that it has a remote.

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    1. The remote works on Bluetooth. It was super, super easy to connect and it works awesome! 👏

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    2. Do you need internet or service to use it? We have neither out on the property. No cell service anywhere on the property, and only internet in the house.

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  4. What a great idea. I can understand how the family might get tired of taking pictures, especially in the cold and snow! Good luck and let the videos roll.

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    1. Hahaha. Yes, the cold and snow do not help! But now I am an independent woman!

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  5. If only we lived closer...click!!

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  6. That's awesome! You must'be been a very good girl this year!

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  7. Those boots are amazing. Let us know how it goes with the tripod -- I have the same challenges with photos.

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    1. So far, so good. You don’t need an internet connection for the remote, just a Bluetooth connection from your phone. It was extremely easy to pair them. I will need to learn how to hide the remote so that it doesn’t show up in all the photos. If I’m running the video, I can just put it in my pocket since it’s very small. I believe the tripod was only $20. I’ll write more about it in an upcoming post.

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