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This article was published on November 17, 2011

    Forget the Tripod: Try this DIY Camera Image Stabilizer

    Forget the Tripod: Try this DIY Camera Image Stabilizer
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    The man behind Cobble Productions is a bona-fide camera geek. In the following YouTube video, he shows us how to make an easy to use camera image stabilizer that’s small, portable and costs less than a $1.

    Blurry photos and videos are a tell-tale sign of shoddy craftsmanship. But not everyone is able to lug a bulky tripod around when shooting. This stabilizer folds up small enough to fit in your pocket and allows you to hand-hold your camera with shutter speeds at least 3 f-stops slower than without. You’ll need 3 tools: a washer (or some kind of weight), a firm piece of string and a bolt with coarse threads.

    Check it out here: