Off Trails with DCP, Powered by Manfrotto
Having done hundreds of Weekend Photo Walks till date, in multiple cities, for over five years, we certainly have remained the trendsetter. Now this ! Let's go Off Trails with #DCP Weekends ! Powered by #Manfrotto #Offroad.
What is it?
We have shown you the trails. Now lets go off the trails. Off Trails with DCP powered by Manfrotto is a project that revolves around action photography. We go trekking, hiking, sailing, skating, surfboarding, paragliding, skydiving and the core activity remains action photography. This project aims at capturing some breath taking moments of life involving human, animals, birds, nature, streets, cities, villages, forests, caves, hills, mountains… and sometimes, probably in the remotest place on this earth.
To keep it simple, it is that style of photography which depicts action and motion in a still picture. In our project we will use action photography to capture some jaw dropping moments of action in a still photograph. It is easier said than done. The picture needs to tell a story of what is happening there, could be by freezing a moment from a fast action sequence, or by showing the motion, or by experimenting with various positions of action or by experimenting and innovating on perspectives, timings and compositions. Its time to imagine more.
There is no specific camera recommendation from us. You can use your point and shoot or your DSLR. However, DSLRs could prove to be quite bulky to carry around in such Off Trail trips and Action Cameras could prove to be quite handy for such trips. At this point of time, we are not recommending any specific brand. Currently with a wide variety of choice of action cameras in the market, we will be evaluating various brands as we progress in this journey.
Few accessories, you will find very useful - Manfrotto Off Road Series
You certainly need ergonomic, lightweight and comfortable backpacks during such long Off Trails. The Off road Hiking backpacks from Manfrotto appear to be the most suitable for the project. Since they are specifically designed for the rough outdoors, we find these offering great freedom of carrying your photo equipment and your personal items in a single backpack.
The bags come with a water repellant fabric, a coloured rain cover, breathable back system to prevent perspiration, adjustable shoulder straps to obtain just the right height, multiple pockets and a small removable belt, removable protective camera case, padded with the Manfrotto Protection System. The camera strap on the front of the backpack allows you to carry your camera secured to your chest and also avoid neck strain. Off road supports (tripod and poles) can be attached on the front of the bag or under the arm. Store your personal items in the top part of the bag and your camera gear in the bottom.
Off Road ThrilLED
The Off road LED light comes with great luminance. It also comes with an aluminium bracket for the GoPro® shape. It comes with a GoPro® mount. It is enhanced with SMT technology; that helps you to shoot brighter videos and images than ever before with your GoPro®. This ground-breaking accessory is very compact and perfectly fits the GoPro® shape.
Off Road Supports
Ultra Lightweight Tripod
The Off road supports are specifically designed for outdoor photography. The legs are made of a superior aluminium alloy thus making them very light. The tubes close telescopically with a simple Twist-to-Lock. The walking sticks and tripods can be fitted in the backpacks easily thus making it very easy to carry along. The single locking knob can be used for quick and easy movement of the aluminium ball head.
The Shooting Sticks
You can use the stick as a monopod by attaching your camera into the integrated mount. Its simple and fast. Just remove the protective cap and turn the rotating wheel attachment to secure your camera.
Smart Phone and Action Camera supports
Folate, Manfrotto has given considerable attention towards creating support solutions for the new generation smart phones and action camera users. The recent upsurge in the market of both smartphones and action cameras, has prompted the company to come up with a range of different accessories that are specifically dedicated to these new devices.