How to Buy a Tripod

Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.

- Joe McNally


How to choose an All-purpose ...

Tripods are one of the most important accessories inside a photographer’s bag. No matter what tripod you buy, you need to find one that ’ s stable, versatile and sturdy to support your gear. Since photography is such a diverse craft, it’s recommended to own at least two tripods. However, looking for several tripods can be burdensome and expensive. That’s why you should look for an all-purpose...

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How to Buy a Versatile Tripod

There are many articles and books that talk about photo gear. However, very few of them talk about tripods. Tripods are meant to provide a stable shooting platform for your camera. Your hands often can’t provide enough stability to achieve sharp photos. Especially when you are shooting in low light conditions or using heavy equipment. Every photographer should at least own two tripods. However,...

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How to choose a tripod: ...

The photography industry is evolving. Every day more and more photographers are becoming videographers. In order to improve the quality of their work, photographers need to use a stable tripod. The process of finding the right tripod can be complicated. However, if photographers want tack-sharp images, the hassle of finding a tripod shouldn’t stop them from getting one. WHY DO YOU NEED A TRIPOD?...

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How to Select and Use a Table ...

Other than a camera-lens combination, there are many other pieces of photography equipment that seem to be absolute necessary; however, savvy professionals will tell you that the next item of gear you should always have with you and available for immediate use is a tripod. You're suddenly confronted with a low-light situation, requiring a slower shutter speed or smaller aperture; the light of a...

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How to Benefit the Most from ...

Photography is not a stationary activity. In almost all cases, you must travel to find the subject matter that matches with your compositional vision. When you do travel for photography – whether it’s to the neighborhood park down the street or across the globe to an exotic or backcountry location – a tripod should always be included among your gear. Of course, a tripod can be cumbersome to...

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Choosing an All-Purpose ...

You’re in the market for an all-purpose tripod, which you think should be a relatively easy decision, as there are many well-respected and proven models in the marketplace. On the surface that is generally true, but recent advances in DSLR-camera capabilities have added an important factor you must take into consideration: video. Even the lowest-priced, entry-level DSLRs are able to record 1080p...

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Video is Big – So Choose ...

My how times change! It was just a few years ago that a significant number of professional photographers had no interest in shooting video with their DSLRs. In fact, many considered its video capabilities a nuisance. During the interim, however, digital media and marketing – social media, in particular – have driven a huge demand for video content. By 2017, video content will be approximately 70...

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Monopods Are Not a One-Trick ...

A monopod may not be the first of your tripod choices, but it is likely to be a piece of gear that you’ll want to acquire, eventually (and they make a great Christmas or birthday gift suggestion). Generally, the primary benefit of a monopod is when you can’t position your camera on a tripod because of shooting in a narrow or awkward space or when you want some kind of camera support, but still...

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