Don’t Forget Your Tripod.

Yes, it’s absolutely a must to have a tripod and bring it with you if possible. Aside from a external flash, the tripod is the second most important camera accessory most photographers must have. Why? Below are some of the reason’s why a photographer must use a tripod:

  • For stability. The no. 1 reason why we use a tripod is for stability, it gives our camera a stable mount, giving us the advantage of having sharp, crisp photos.
  • Makes me slow down and think. A tripod will help us improve our creativity.
  • It’s important when taking panoramic photos.
  • It’s mandatory if working in low light.
  • It’s a must for HDR Photography. (I forgot about this, thanks to Kristi Hines of photostry.com.
  • In times where our lens image stabilization isn’t enough, our tripod is our greatest ally, it prevents camera shake that causes blurry images.

 

Here are some photos I took where I use a Tripod which would have been impossible if I didn’t use one


Affordable Tripod Recommendations:
This is the tripod that I have been using. The Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod, made of aluminum. I upgraded the ballhead and bought a Vanguard SBH Series ballhead.

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4 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Your Tripod.

  1. Chris Nitz

    It took a long time for me to get used to always having a tripod on hand, now I never leave home with out it. Great post and thanks for the links to some tripods. I am actually in the market for a new one 😀

     
  2. Kristi Hines

    I have always been more of a free shooter without the tripod, but since getting into HDR and evening / low light photography, I’ve had to make peace with the use of a tripod. But sometimes I still switch back to handheld only – especially for wildlife!

     
  3. Captain Kimo

    I’m actually starting to use my tripod less. Of course if I go shooting a night scene I’ll carry it along. But for HDR it isn’t that important to me anymore.