8 tripod mistakes every photographer makes (and how to get it right)

8 tripod mistakes every photographer makes (and how to get it right)

Common Tripod Mistakes: 4. Extending the bottom sections first

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

Because the lower sections of a collapsible tripod’s legs need to slip inside the upper sections when the tripod is packed away, they are thinner.

This means that they are a little less stable, so when the full height of the tripod isn’t required it’s best to extended the thicker, upper leg sections rather than the lower ones.

PAGE 1: Flimsy tripod
PAGE 2: Leaving the tripod behind
PAGE 3: Extending centre column
PAGE 4: Extending the bottom sections first
PAGE 5: Not leveling the shoulder
PAGE 6: Carrying the camera on the tripod
PAGE 7: Not weighting the tripod
PAGE 8: Erecting a tripod on wet sand

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