Preloader image

Welcome to Learn Like Me™

Ahhh…we’re glad you’ve made it!


I know, there’s not much here at the moment but in time, Learn Like Me™ hopes that with your help that this site will grow : )


Whether you’re a Professional, Educator, Student, or Anyone needing an online platform to publish your articles, tutorials, portfolio, blogs, artwork, etc. Learn Like Me™ could be the site for you. It’s easy to use and access online using a Computer, iPad, Mobile Device, etc.


Share your own knowledge, ideas or experiences, read what others have to say, create a blog, display your portfolio, write a tutorial, write a review, interview someone…the skies the limit!


Here is a broad outline of what you can do here at Learn Like Me™ and a few tips to get you started:

There’s bound to be something here that you can use LLM for…


If you would like to know how to use a particular feature on Learn Like Me™, go to the Help page for a list of LLM features or use the Find an Article Search panel and enter what you are looking for. Best thing to do is have a play with the Learn Like Me™ site and discover all its features and functions.


Learn Like Me™ plans to add more features, functions and make improvements to the LLM site in the future…….this is just the beginning!


Feel free to also browse through LLM’s own products, services, tutorials, etc…


Learn Like Me™ hopes you enjoy your time here and find the LLM site useful…



Learn Like Me™

Share your knowledge, ideas and experiences…
Bookmark Us

Latest News

  • January 27, 2014

    Happy New Year for 2014!


    Thank you for visiting and for your continual support to Learn Like Me™…

  • April 3, 2013

    Learn Like Me™ would like to Welcome You and Thank You for Your Patience and Support!


    We hope you Enjoy your stay here and if you would like to get started, we recommend that you go through the Help pages first.


    Note: If you have registered and did not receive an email with your password in your inbox, please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder. It may have been identified as spam. You may need to unblock the Learn Like Me™ email address in your email application to prevent this from happening again in the future.

Temp Notes


Log in or Register to Access more features of this site.

More Desk features to come. Why not send us a Suggestion.

How I converted my Tripod into a Camera Shoulder Rig – DIY Shoulder Rig vs U-Flycam vs Handheld

:: Go to Introduction

:: Go to Parts list

:: Go to In use and comparison video samples

Pros and Cons, and Conclusion



This is cheaper than buying a commercial shoulder rig if you already have the tripod or plan to buy one for double duties.


Build difficulty

This is very easy to build and use and doesn’t require much parts.



  • This camera shoulder rig still retains its ability to be a tripod or monopod. You do not need to carry two main pieces of camera gear around with you but just the shoulder rig conversion parts.
  • It is adjustable and has various holding positions.
  • You are able to attach various camera accessories to it using the crossbar pole. Eg. monitors, portable light, audio recorders, clamps, etc.
  • The tripod head can be interchangeable with other tripod heads. 


In use

  • This shoulder rig works like any other shoulder rig that I have seen. It improves stability as compared to handheld shots.
  • Multiple holding positions on the front tripod legs for comfort.
  • The pole extension for the tripod head that is in the middle of the tripod can be used as a handle for single hand held shots whilst your other hand do other things like focusing or adjusting settings on the camera or audio recorder. It does get tiring quickly when you have a lot of camera gear mounted and you are using the Tripod Shoulder Rig with one hand only.
  • There is not much items needed to convert a tripod using this set-up.
  • It gave better balance and grip for handheld type shooting.




Not cheaper if you have to go out and buy a tripod just for the purpose of converting it into a shoulder rig. It is also time consuming to build and does not look as professional as a commercial camera shoulder rig.



After prolong use my hands, arms and shoulder do get tired, even when alternating positions but I would say that using a shoulder rig is better than going handheld only. The issue with the shoulder pad and clamp as a shoulder hook is a major issue for prolong use. As mentioned before, using it on your shoulder with the pipe insulation as shoulder pads is like knuckles digging into your shoulder after a while or doing squats at the gym using a weighted bar. Also using a spring clamp as a shoulder hook causes soreness and pinching, but both these issues could be minimized with better padding and design.



My DIY Tripod Shoulder Rig looks pretty good to me, I have no shame in using it out in public or with clients. Some professionals may feel the opposite and feel embarrassed to use this device because it is obvious that it is a customised tripod being used as a shoulder rig, but the question is, does looks really matter if it can produce the similar results as a commercial version?



I found converting my tripod into a shoulder rig to be the most costs effective way of obtaining a shoulder rig in my set-up. It was quick and easy to make and it improved my handheld shots. The shoulder rig gave me the ability to shoot for longer periods at a time and it provided space for me to attach my camera accessories to. The only issues I have with my tripod shoulder rig is that the tripod I used is made of carbon fibre and my shoulder pad and shoulder hook section needed improvement to make it more comfortable.


:: Go to Introduction

:: Go to Parts list

:: Go to In use and comparison video samples

How I converted my Tripod into a Camera Shoulder Rig – DIY Shoulder Rig vs U-Flycam vs Handheld
  • 0.00 / 5 5
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Category: Audio, Photography & Video Equipment, Education, Photography

Type: Educational

Written by

Report Article Button
Report Page


Leave some Feedback...

*To embed code in Feedback, insert code between "pre" tags.