My camera is most of the time within reach. On the table, where I spend a lot of the time looking out the window, watching the birds and the world go by.
|sparrow feeing its young|
I have a good camera, a Canon EOS 1200D. The camera is heavy, especially when I attach the telephoto lens to it. BUT this lens can bring the world closer - in times when I can't get to the place I like to photograph. They are my 'legs' in a way.
I tried to film with this camera too, but my arms don't stay steady long enough, so after a year of research (and driving everyone demented with my for- and- against arguments) I purchased an iPhone. And I must say, it does take brilliant photographs and is very easy to use in terms of filming.
Yesterday I was getting my Canon camera ready to bring to the family reunion in Holland.
I saw a sparrow feeding its young, I grabbed my camera, put the telephoto lens on it to capture that very moment of daddy feeding its offspring.
|sparrow feeding its young|
If I bring my camera to Holland, I probably need to bring the (lightweight) tripod too. And that is all too much to bring, so... I probably just bring the iPhone.
This experience brought me to share with you how I made an attachment to my wheelchair which can hold the phone. I can take pictures, or videos without having to hold it. I don't even have to reach up, as I can take pictures using the remote shutter release by connecting the headphones cable and pressing the + or - volume button.
To make my 'devise' I used a selfie-stick, bought at Dealz (discount store) for €1.50, and a few strips of Velcro.
That is all!
|homemade smart phone attachment for wheelchair|
|three strips of Velcro to secure the stick|
|hands off smart phone connection for|
|iphone on selfie stick with the|
the volume button functions as a
remote shutter release.