One Dollar Camera Image Stabalizer

By Steve Castaneda on January 30, 2008 in Tools - 11 Comments

This was just too good not to mention. Cobbler over at Metacafe posted a video recently on how to create a stabalizer for your camera that will hardly break your budget; it’s only a $1 worths of materials.

I’m seen way too many times that agents have taken pictures, and those pictures have been subject to poor quality because of a shaky camera. I’ll admit it; I do it myself from time to time. You have three options:

  • Re-take the picture. A hassle, but if your camera has a preview feature on a built-in screen then you should able to notice any poor picture quality.
  • Post it anyway. Please don’t do this! All homes you list for sale deserve pictures that are top-notch quality.
  • Eliminate the problem to begin with. Use Cobbler’s method in the video below!



$1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera – Lose The Tripod

How easy was that? I’m going to try this suggestion this week and update this post to let everyone know how it works out. This is one of those simple ideas that makes you say to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”-SC-

About the Author

Steve Castaneda, Realtor has been in the real estate industry since Jan. 2005. He specializes in selling homes in Northwest Houston and spends his free time sharing his passion for technology by writing at TechForAgents and programming web applications. Follow him on Google or Twitter.

11 Comments on "One Dollar Camera Image Stabalizer"

  1. Richey in Vegas February 1, 2008 at 3:34 pm · Reply

    OMG. That was so simple, yet very, very effective. LOL. Its actually quite brilliant. I’m going to make one myself.

  2. Mike Brown February 5, 2008 at 3:08 pm · Reply

    My first thought was “no way this will work”
    I shoot with a Nikon D70 (very similar to the one used in the video)I’ve got the items to make it in my garage and will be trying this out later this week. If it works I’m going to feel pretty dumb. I just spent $200 on a Bogen Tripod.

  3. Ken in Chicago February 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm · Reply

    That is a simple yet effective, thanks for sharing.

  4. Duluth Real Estate February 19, 2008 at 11:51 am · Reply

    Brilliant, Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ben DeBell February 29, 2008 at 10:26 am · Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I have seen too many wretched photos online and hopefully this simple and inexpensive solution will convince agents to start posting better pictures – you can’t attract a buyer if the picture of the property is not very appealing. This is definitely something that I will add to my agent toolkit.

  6. knox March 2, 2008 at 3:21 am · Reply

    again, the simple idea is the brilliant solution – good job.

    I’m in the wind a lot taking pictures, this is so easy, so useful. Can’t tell you how many times I trash the photos I take when I come bask to work in photoshop.

  7. Steve Castaneda March 3, 2008 at 11:18 am · Reply

    I still have yet to try this, but I sure have been wanting to! Anyone had a chance to give it a shot?

  8. Jim Olenbush March 10, 2008 at 6:40 pm · Reply

    That’s a really cool idea – thanks for posting Steve!

  9. Richard Stewart June 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm · Reply

    Extremely good idea and actually pretty practical too. Thanks for the read

  10. St Louis Home Mortgage September 27, 2008 at 12:05 am · Reply

    I need to give this a try.. Thanks for the post

  11. Cheap London Escorts April 6, 2009 at 10:20 pm · Reply

    Great idea. Better than a tripod stand (and much cheaper too….!!!) that professional photographers use.

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