Before you begin using SLR Booth, you’ll need to setup your equipment. One of the first challenges you’ll face is getting your mobile device and camera physically mounted together. Fortunately, a number of products exist to solve exactly this problem.
As phones are small and light, the easiest solution is to mount your phone directly on your camera using a hot shoe adapter. Once your phone is mounted to your camera, you can then put your camera on a tripod, or any other convenient location such as a shelf or table.
The downside to this mounting option is that it prevents you from using an on-camera flash
Tablets are a bit bigger than phones, but are still light enough to be mounted on a standard tripod. Using a Mic stand tripod mount, you can clamp a tablet mount directly to your tripod, and position it so the lens is close to the screen.
Large screen / All-in-one
Large monitors are excellent from a user’s perspective, but much more difficult to mount. A standard photo tripod isn’t sturdy enough to hold up a large LCD monitor, so something a bit beefier is required.
PA speaker stands are designed to support 100+ lbs of gear, and are sturdy enough to hold a monitor, but unfortunately aren’t designed for that job. However, they can be drilled to accept a standard VESA LCD wall mount, which can then be bolted on and secured with nuts. An articulating mount designed for mounting on a single stud is perfect for this use.
Greg – just so you know – that tablet mount is no longer available on amazon.
Thanks for letting me know! I’ll search out another.