Common Tripod Mistakes: 4. Extending the bottom sections first
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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