When shooting hour-long games with a heavy gear setup, a monopod can provide much-needed support even if you’re a regular at the gym. Used correctly, it steadies your setup for sharper, professional sports photos without the blur. There are several positions in which to place your monopod, but how you position your body is most crucial. The below two methods explain how to position your body in relation to your monopod for better stabilised footage.
To perfect your posture, consider the height of the monopod (including the maximum extended length and minimum folded length) in relation to how tall you are and extend the monopod to the desired height. To avoid tilting the entire monopod forwards or backwards when following a subject, use it with a tilting head to angle your camera for the best shot. This will allow you to hold your camera and monopod setup steady while following moving subjects, and compose both vertical and horizontal shots.