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15-12-12, 10:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Petersburg. FL.
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Scott Kelby talks about tripod use in his books. He makes the comment that if you want to have your photos as sharp as you can, use a tripod whenever you can. He and most pros he knows, and he knows a lot, follow this. Always use a tripod if you can is his final word on the matter.
I almost always have one of my tripods with me. If not I have a monopod. I also find that by using a tripod I slow down and take my time more. My problem with photography is I tend to rush. Using a tripod helps me with that problem.
One of my favorite pro photographers is Brian Peterson. He has written books on the subject, and has videos on YouTube. Sometimes he uses a tripod and sometimes he doesn't. If somebody is willing to lug a tripod around for every shot they take, then more power to them. I can't do it, personally, because lately a lot of my stuff has been shot from a kayak, and there isn't much room in those for a tripod.
Here's a shot I took last week, from the land, hand held with a P&S camera which can't match my DSLR. The detail of the branches in the water is pretty good considering it doesn't look as good in the forum as it does on my monitor.
Just a thought... when you're showing your photos to friends, have any of them ever said, "I see you must have used a tripod!"
Umm... I didn't see anything in the rules about hijacking somebody's thread with my own photo. I hope I haven't done that but if I have, I'll delete it. Some forums allow it and some don't.
"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time."
~ Robert Doisneau
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