9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro: give your tripod extra support

7 Hang it
The performance of light tripods is improved with some ballast. Suspend your heavy camera bag beneath the tripod, or use a nylon camping bag filled with stones.

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro: use mirror lock-up

8 Lock it up
If your camera features mirror lock-up, use it for any exposure longer than 1/15 second if you possibly can. If you don’t, use the self-timer instead. Ideally, do both.

9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro: use a remote shutter release

9 Release with care
Don’t jab the shutter release with your finger – get a remote shutter release. This is especially important when there’s a lot of camera or lens overhang.

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