Harry & Jim enjoying the Bighorns showing proper long lens technique.
photo by Sharon Peterson Z 6II / Z24-200
Proper Long Lens Technique is really important for getting that sharp image. It’s a simple technique you can learn more about right here. The main thing is providing stability for your long glass. Something that can be a real challenge when shooting on ice. Luckily there is a simple and great solution to the problem. The issue is the feet of our tripods tend to slip on the ice. To stop that, Really Right Stuff makes these great Ice Claws I highly recommend. Simply unscrew the normal feet and screw these in. They grip beautifully providing the stable platform you need for proper long lens technique and panning. One warning, don’t jam them into your own leg! They will leave a mark.