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

    | Photography Tips | 29/04/2014 00:01am

    Common Tripod Mistakes: 7. Not weighting the tripod

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

    Even quite heavy, sturdy tripods will struggle to keep a camera completely still in a strong wind, especially if there’s a long lens mounted.

    You can give it a helping hand by hanging a weight from the centre column if there’s a hook, or the shoulders, your camera bags is ideal.

    Try to ensure that the weight just reaches the ground so that it can’t swing around in the wind but the tripod benefits from the downward force.

    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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    Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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