Who here uses a monopod?

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Who here uses a monopod?
Nov 28, 2012

It's not something I'd thought about before - I use a tripod for macro work and long exposures.  I was chatting with a friend of mine who is a semi-professional photographer and he suggested I get a monopod as it's far more portable.

Ok, I understand the portable bit.  What I don't know is how do you keep it steady if (for example) you're in a museum and you cannot dig it in to the ground...won't it be impossible to keep it from twitching as you are taking the shot? (I have a feeling there's a simple answer and I'm being dense!)

Do you guys and gals use a monopod on a regular basis and if so, in what types of situations and how do you keep it steady?

I'm guessing you cannot use one to take a long exposure?

Thanks :))

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