9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/07/2012 11:04am

    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro: extending the tripod legs

    4 Best foot forward
    Pull out the most substantial sections of the legs first; use the spindliest sections only as a last resort. Carbon fibre tripods lack the mass of their alloy relatives, but offer chunkier legs for the same weight.

    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro: use a spirit level

    5 On the level
    Rather than correcting wonky horizons later, slip a spirit level into the hotshoe of your camera to ensure a level horizon first time.

    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro: using tripod collars

    6 Collar it
    If your lens has a tripod collar, fit that to the tripod rather than the camera, otherwise the weight of the lens can put undue stress on the mounting plate.

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