Most times in the field you will see me handholding my cameras. But like anything else, there is going to be those times when you don't want any shake during an long exposure. Dangling your camera over a railing of edge to grab an interesting perspective? Or capturing a moving subject with a mount that allows swiveling to follow the action. For those and much more there is a tripod/monopod to help!
So let's review whats out there:
-Bendable Support, These props articulate legs that wrap around objects. This allows much greater flexibility than standard tripods.
-Tripod These invaluable three legged necessary steadies the camera and large lenses so you can capture a sharp image. They come at many price points, suggesting would be to take into account your camera and lens weight for options.
-Tabletop Tripod A mini version of the classic above. It sits low to the ground and adds light, portable support.
-Monopods are excellent when shooting in areas that you could use a tripod but just don't have the room.
Next time we'll talk about ball heads for your tripods.
Author By Lance W. Lemke
I'm a photographer who loves animal photography. Trying to capture that perfect moment is a passion of mine.