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Choosing a Tripod

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Choosing a Tripod

A lot of photographers just don’t like tripods. If that’s you, I can certainly sympathize. Tripods are a pain. And once you’ve got your camera and tripod firmly planted in one spot, you don’t have a lot of incentive to undo everything and then move to another spot. But despite all their drawbacks, you really do need a tripod.

Without a tripod, you’ll miss out on creative motion blur images. You’ll also have no wonderful, unique low-light photographs, no landscapes with killer clarity and depth of field, no light painting. Without a tripod, you’re limiting yourself far, far more than you are when you use it in any one location.

But not all tripods are the same. So let’s find out what features are available that might actually be of use (or not) to you, personally.
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Your Next Tripod: The 8 Most Important Features

Your Next Tripod: The 8 Most Important Features

Tripods are used for a menagerie of photographic purposes. Projects like self-portraits, extended exposure work, and low-light situations are just a few genres that require a tripod because it adds the necessary stability that just can’t be matched by hand holding your camera. Because of their importance, it’s vital to know what to look for before making an investment in a tripod that can’t meet your needs. Here are some things to think about before you take the plunge.
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The Three Benefits of Using a Tripod

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The Three Benefits of Using a Tripod

One thing that seems to separate the photographer pros from the amateurs is gear. If you see a photographer on the street with multiple lenses, bags, and cameras, you’d likely assume him or her to be a serious hobbyist or a professional. One of those pieces of equipment that usually stands the pro apart from the beginner is a tripod. Why? Because if it’s perceived as cumbersome or additional work, must amateurs won’t bother with it. Kind of like the difference between those who get out of their cars to take a photo versus those who just roll down the window!

If you’ve looked for a tripod, you know that they come in many sizes, but they all serve one main purpose, and that’s to add stability to ensure a sharp image. I’ll give you three good reasons you should separate yourselves from the amateurs and take the time to set up a tripod. The few seconds to minutes that it takes could make the difference between capturing a great image versus pushing delete, delete, delete…
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Don’t move! 5 Tripod Essentials

Don’t move! 5 Tripod Essentials

There is no camera companion more important than a tripod. When you get one, it opens up a whole world of possibilities. Suddenly, you can take long exposures at night and setup the perfect macro photo op. You can ready yourself for a self-portrait and reduce your friend’s job as a photographer to that of a button pusher (which is awesome because your friend almost never knows anything about photography anyway). Tripods remove a lot of the guess work from photography. They are your best friend. If you follow my five tripod tips, I guarantee it will stay that way.
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