> >I've learned that a tripod is a good idea, and I understand a polaroid
> > filter
> >also helps across water ....
> Try a monopod instead. It's cheaper and much easier to work with.
> Glenn Woodell- NASA/LaRC http://dragon.larc.nasa.gov/microg/microg.html
> WindVisions- Windsurfing the lower Chesapeake Bay and Hatteras and anywhere
> else my surfmobile and my credit cards will take me.
Stick with a tripod and get a good one with a fluid head so your not
jerking around at high zoom levels. It helps to hang a heavy weight off
the center of the tripod to keep it steady in the wind. Remember most
shots from shore are boring unless you got great action and good light.
Video when the sun gets low for dramatic light and if possible get a
water housing and wade out to get close action at wider angles so you
have good depth of field and loads of in focus action. But the best
advice is to do it for fun and share it with your friends because if you
do it for money it will loose all its appeal as it drains your soul and
wallet simultaneously ;)
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