A tripod's something all photographers use, however many of us don't give them much consideration. Here, we give a round-up of the techniques we've posted all about tripods to help you understand why you need a support, why they're important and what you need to look for when buying one.
In this article, we list the things you need to consider before handing over money for a tripod
. We have advice on the different sorts of tripods available as well as what you need to check before making your purchase.
A tripod's an important tool for landscape photography. Photo by Peter Bargh.
Holding a camera steady is essential if you want to make the most of your camera and lens quality as no matter how good your camera equipment is, it won't stop movement spoiling your shot. Read on to see why you need a support and what types are out there. We also list some temporary support suggestions for times when you forget to pack your tripod.
Some tripods, such as those available in Vanguard's Alta Pro range
, have special low lever legs, reversible columns or macro arms allowing you to get the camera to almost ground level. This makes them a very useful tool for fungi photography. Photo by Peter Bargh.
As mentioned above, we believe tripods are essential tools for landscape photographers and here are 10 reasons to back this statement up.
Using a tripod / monopod
when photographing motorsport isn't a must but as with all types of photography, it can help you perfect your shots. Why? Well we've listed four quick reasons, with a few tips thrown in, on why you should consider taking your support with you next time you're visiting a race track.
Here are a few reasons why you should take a tripod out with you next time you plan on shooting macro work.
Photo by Peter Bargh.
If you want to learn more about the basic types of tripod heads available, including BBH heads such as the BBH-200 from Vanguard
, take a look at our article: Advice On Choosing A Tripod Head