When I compared the quality of photographs that I have clicked using my camera to those clicked by my friend using his camera, I found that the picture quality was better in his photographs. I wondered how it happened since I am having a very new camera of superb quality. My friend also agreed that my camera is of superb quality and he suspected errors on my part. Suddenly he asked me whether I use a camera slider. I said that when I wanted to casually take a few snaps wherever I go I need not take the pain of carrying the slider also along with the camera. Then my friend told me that camera slider is one among the vital camera accessories. Slider can influence the quality of the photograph to a great extent. He reminded me that only those who have a slider along with the camera can produce amazing photographs. The sliders that have locking buttons when mounted on the camera tripod enable the user to take amazing shots anywhere at any point of time. One can compose curved as well as parallax shots with the help of sliders fixed on the tripod.
Advantages of using slider
The user can move around freely when the compact camera slider is fixed on the camera tripod using locking buttons. Another advantage is that once locked the user need not remove the slider from the tripod after every shot. The slider can be mounted either on a tripod or on a light stand. The carriage of the slider is movable and can be attached to the camera. Once I started using the slider I realized that I was missing a lot of tracking-shots when I was not carrying the slider with me. Without the tracking shots one cannot give the cinematic impression to the photographs. I can say that for professional photographers, the camera slider is as important as all other camera accessories. For professional photography the slider is a significant accessory. Another area of photography where the slider is of great use is the reveal shots. The latest type of sliders can be easily converted into camera rigs also. Additional camera accessories are very important for professional photographers as well as film makers. In documentary, short movies and lengthy films the movement shots keep them alive. For the creation of perfect movement shots the camera slider is all the more important.
Different types of sliders
Those who want to buy and use a camera slider must know exactly how the slider works. Sliders with different characteristics are available in the market. Different types of sliders are available such as fixed length, modular and full-size. The fixed length sliders are easily portable. The modular sliders enable the filmmakers to have linear slider motion. The full size sliders are highly flexible and facilitate straight as well as curved shooting. They can be extended up to a length of 50 ft. Since film makers have better ideas, they create DIY sliders also. One can get ideas about the DIY sliders by closely watching different types of DIY sliders.