Why does professional photographer, Kent Weakley, use a Brazos walking stick as part of his photography equipment?
A Brazos Photo Stick gives you the versatility of a walking stick and a monopod in one! The secret is that its top screws off to reveal a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount thread.
Here are four reasons it makes sense to carry one on your hikes:
Helps you keep your balance on uneven terrain. Some of your hikes to find that perfect shot may take you off the trail where you’ll encounter loose soil, rocks and sloping ground. Your Brazos Photo Stick will help you gain better traction – especially if you add a spike to the tip.
Creates a stable platform for your camera. If you’re off in the woods and want to photograph a bird or animal, you may be afraid of the dim conditions and your long zoom could produce a camera shake. Just pop the top of the photo stick, attach your DSLR, and you’re ready and steady for a great photo.
Lightens your load. Tripods are bulky. If you need to carry one in addition to your camera equipment and other supplies, your pack can get quickly overloaded. The Brazos Photo Stick, with its two-in-one versatility, can provide stability for both you and your camera without weighing you down.
Keeps you prepared to capture prize-winning shots at a moment’s notice. Some one-of-a kind photo opportunities can disappear in under a minute. Like that rare bird landing right in front of you or that buck staring at you through the trees. In the time it takes to pull a tripod out of your bag and set up your camera, they could be gone. With your photo stick already in hand, you can capture the photo much faster.
Need more reasons? Watch Kent’s video to learn more.
If you’d like to accessorize your walking stick, Brazos Walking Sticks gives you plenty of options. We offer everything from custom laser engraving to Texas State Seals.
As far as ferrules go, we have a plethora of options to choose from. All of our sticks come with a standard rubber ferrule; this rubber tip provides sure “footing” for just about any environment. We do, however, offer three types of ferrules that both ardent hikers and enthusiasts would be interested in:
The Lee Valley Spike
This spike is out top-of-the-line model. It boasts a brass construction with a removable spike and rubber tip.
The Combination Spike
This spike is our most popular spike accessory. At $12 it’s affordable and highly functional. If you’re out trekking in the forest somewhere, just pull the rubber tip off and the spiked end will dig into the ground for secure hiking and positioning. Ready to go back onto pavement? Just slide the rubber tip back on and you’re ready to go!
The Spike Ferrule
This spike is for serious hikers! With a fine point spike, it’ll be your trusty companion through miles of rough terrain.
If you’re interested in accessorizing your stick, simply choose “Buy Now” from the particular stick’s page on our website. After you click Buy Now, a list of accessory options for your stick will appear.
Last but certainly not least, we’d like to introduce our brand new Brazos Brass Spike. Like the name suggests, it’s got an all-brass construction and comes with a versatile, strong rubber ferrule. The rubber tip pops off to reveal a brass spike that’s perfect for your “off road” needs.