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If you are interested in improving your photography, buy a high quality tripod.

I recognize, there are those of you out there that examine a tripod as the utmost inconvenience. It’s big, clumsy, hard to take spots etc.

Great News !! There are lots of various tripod options to meet your needs.

Today’s tripods are available in all various sizes, forms and weight. When I take a trip, I utilize a tour tripod as well as a Gorillapod.

For shooting locally or when I can  easily put a tripod in to an automoblie, I utilize a incredibly tough tripod and a pistol grip ball head.

The greatest help I can offer  is to devote as much as your budget will allow to purchase  a high quality tripod. In this arena, you truly do have just what you pay for.

An excellent solid Tripod will aid you take far better chances. Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black) presently has a $ 30 kickback as well as can be cost as reasonable as $ 150


Numerous tripods do not included a ball head. The ball head sits on top of the tripod, and also screws in to your camera. It allows you to move the camera from side to side, up and down, hold it a different positions, etc The Handgun Grip Ball Head is easy to use. Vanguard makes a good one – The Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head.

Make sure you take into account the expense of a ball head when budgeting for a tripod. unless it’s presently included. Vanguard also makes one more good tripod with a Ball Head built in to it, so you don’t have to pay for it independently.


The best way to use this tripod is to purchase  a Ball Head.   TheManfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release Replaces Manfrotto 488RC2. It will allow you to move your camera in to many different ways. 

One explanation for price variation  is based the material they are constructed of.  Carbon thread tripods, such as the  Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT Carbon Fiber Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head will cost more than an  aluminum  tripod which often tensd be a little larger and will take up less of your budget


Think about where you will certainly utilizing a tripod and if the added weight from an aluminum tripod will certainly be a big deal. If you are carrying the tripod for miles prior to you use it, the weight may cause issues. If you are taking it in and out of the automobile at that point perhaps the extra money you would spend on  a carbon fibre tripod isn’t worth it.


When I am asked to contrast  Manfrotto to Vangaurd, I think you can’t fail with either.  At times Manfrotto can cost a little less, so keep that in mind when  going shopping.


Some people prefer to use a monopod.

It can be an excellent alternative to a tripod. Again, you get exactly what you pay for. It can be a good alternative to a tripod.  One monopod that I enjoy  is the Opteka CFM300 68″ 5 Section 8x Carbon Fiber Monopod (Heavy Duty)   It works in a similar method to a tripod, but you have to hold the monopod to keep it upright.  It is easy to carry but it does not provide the same level of support as a tripod.

A fantastic choice for a tour tripod  is the SIRUI 5 Section Pro Aluminium Tripod T1005x with a Travel Bag. 

Another super product for travel is the The Benro A0690T Travel Angel Tripod Kit with Aluminum Twist Lock Legs with BH00 Head

This tripod is currently on sale for $154 which represents a considerable savings.


The Joby GP3 Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod + BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level is a fun and useful tool for about $59.  

This isn’t a cumbersome tripod Rather, it has small legs and this model can support most zoom lenses – up to @6 lbs. This Gorilla Pod is not intended to eliminate your  sturdy tripod, but it can come in handy especially when traveling. Recently, I used it to take sunset shots and wrapped the legs around a railing.

Just recently, I decided to   take it for sunset  shooting  and  wrapped the legs around a fence. The legs maintained the camera while  I utilized a shutter release to take the shot.

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