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Coryn & Dad at the Koln (Cologne) Cathedral - Some very cool pictures

By Andrew Pollack on 03/03/2009 at 11:22 AM EST

I had some challenges in taking these pictures -- you can't use a flash inside the dimly lit Cathedral, for example. These were all taken with my little Casio EXILIM pocket camera without flash or tripod. Where possible, I held the camera against something stationary and gave the shutter as much time as possible.



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re: Coryn & Dad at the Koln (Cologne) Cathedral - Some very cool picturesBy Lars Berntrop-Bos on 03/03/2009 at 05:55 PM EST
A favorite trick (with an SLR) is to use the selftimer, and hold it against
something steady. That way presseing the shutter release doesn't blur the
shot.
re: Coryn & Dad at the Koln (Cologne) Cathedral - Some very cool picturesBy Andrew Pollack on 03/03/2009 at 06:24 PM EST
One trick I saw that was cool -- a length of thin cable or wire connected to a
bolt sized to fit as a tripod connector on the camera. You attach it to the
camera, let it dangle to the ground, and step on the end. The simply hold the
keeping tension on that line. It isn't perfect by any means, but it can make a
difference in dim light and is extremely portable.
re: Coryn & Dad at the Koln (Cologne) Cathedral - Some very cool picturesBy Dave Harris on 03/04/2009 at 03:53 AM EST
Glad to know you weren't caught up in the building collapse yesterday. Archives
going back a thousand years were held there...


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