SCUBA diving is a notoriously expensive hobby to get into and if you want to add underwater photography to the mix, fuggedaboutit! But not everything about diving has to be ungodly expensive with a multitude of zeroes behind the sticker price, as demonstrated by this awesome DIY underwater tripod idea.
In his new two-minute vide tutorial series Brent Durand has fashioned a sort of secondary tripod system to compliment basic Joby tripod inserted into the main camera housing. Using a basic housing dive tray, a little extra loc-line, and the critical piece – a rubber PVC cap available from most general hardware store, this is a cheap and effective method to get cameras to stay still on uneven underwater surfaces.
The additional legs work in tandem with the Joby tripod to hold up heavy lenses and respective macro or dome ports for getting the best, sharpest photos and incredible stationary videos. I’ve never used an underwater tripod but have always wanted to try it while shooting ‘still videos’ but it’s virtually impossible without the necessary housing legs, and now I’ve got no excuse not to just try and build one of my own. [BD Tutorials]