• carl yeomans says:

    cool idea, cool pics, cool bike and cool lifestyle, i envy you Dan. Thanks for posting.

    Carl Yeomans

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by jack hollingsworth, seanmcconnery, Russ Bishop Photo, Daniel H. Bailey, Daniel H. Bailey and others. Daniel H. Bailey said: A short exercise in creativity: Attaching a Nikon D700 to a snow bike with a Bogen Super Clamp. […]

  • kari says:

    Neato! I really like the unique angle of the photos that you got. I tried something similar but with a gorillapod focus instead of the super clamp/magic arm and it didn’t hold all that well. Watching that has inspired be to try again though.

  • STEVE says:

    Great job on the video… hard to believe it was your first attempt. Never thought about using the bogen arm on the bike…. great idea…. I’ll have to try it.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks for the comment, Carl. You know, I’m just trying to do my thing- sometimes it works out ok, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s always an adventure!

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Kari, I’ve lugged around my little Gorillapod quite a bit as well, but I agree, it doesn’t always hold very securely, especially when mounting on moving subjects. That said, even the Super Clamp sometimes has trouble holding a heavy camera without sliding a bit. Part of that is because of the leverage of sticking the camera and heavy 14mm lens way out there, and because the bike tube is smooth metal. I had to keep adjusting it between takes, but for the most part, it worked out pretty well. Thanks for reading!

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks, Steve. It’s not the first time that I’ve used the Super Clamp on the bike, but it’s my first time with the Magic Arm. You can do a lot with those things!

  • So cool!! great images! I’m a mountain biker myself, but never had the guts to clamp my Nikon to the bike. Have you actually ever ridden the bike with the camera attached to it??

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Matea- Yes, I’ve ridden the bike with the camera clamped to it, but not like it was in the video. That system with the arm wouldn’t hold on a fast or technical ride. I’ve had it clamped to and over the handlebars, where it’s basically centered and not sticking out to the side and that works pretty well, especially for fast cruiser trails that aren’t too rocky or bumpy. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment!

  • […] I even put together a short video to show the gear and setup that I used to get this image. Shooting with a camera attached to a snow bike with a Bogen Super Clamp | Dan Bailey's Adventure Pho… __________________ Daniel H. Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog -Exploring the world of […]

  • Amy Kropp says:

    Your video is so cool, Dan! Thanks for showing us all the equipment you used – I’m feeling inspired to try some new things! I’d love to see some more videos in the future.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks, Amy! Yes, I plan on doing more videos in the future. What would you like to see?

  • […] them to stick cameras and flashes to places where I either can’t practically hold them, like on bicycles and other moving […]

  • […] has never shot a frame of video with my camera. I made a short video with my Flip last year called The Snow Bike and the Super Clamp, but that doesn’t really […]

  • […] shot this with the Nikon D700 and a 14mm f/2.8D lens on a cold January day. Watch this short video lesson from the field that shows how I created this image. […]

  • […] this one from The Snow Bike and The Super Clamp? I had a great time coming up with this idea on a cold afternoon in January. It might have even […]

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    Thank you, Dan.