Alternative camera supports: 6 top models tested and rated

Alternative camera supports: 6 top models tested and rated

Sometimes in our photographic pursuits using a tripod just isn’t possible. But when that happens you’ll still need something stable to help minimise the risk of camera shake. In this group test we’ve pitted 6 of the best alternative camera supports to see which offers the best value for money.

Best ball head for heavy DSLRs: 6 top models tested and rated

Best ball head for tripods: 6 top models tested and rated

Time for a new ball head? We reveal some of the most tempting ball-and-socket designs for use with heavy DSLRs.

How to use a monopod correctly… and when you should actually use one

How to use a monopod correctly... and when you should actually use one

In this quick tutorial we demystify this specialist form of support for your camera and explain how to use a monopod correctly.

Photography accessories: transform your pictures for less than £100

Photography accessories: transform your pictures for less than £100

Everyone is on a tighter budget these days, and even if you’re not, it doesn’t hurt to save a bit of money. In our new Shoot Like A Pro series we examine some of the most useful photography accessories you’ll ever buy and how to do so for less than £100.

Buy a Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH tripod, get a Pampas II 15 bag free (Sponsored)

Buy a Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH tripod, get a Pampas II 15 bag free (Sponsored)

For a limited time Vanguard is offering a free Pampas II 15 camera bag with every purchase of an Alta Pro 263AGH tripod.

The best way to use a ball head tripod mount

How to use a ball head tripod mount: step 4

If you’ve considered buying a ball head mount to replace your three-way lead, you may be wondering how best to use them. In this tutorial we explain the best way to use a ball head tripod mount to ensure the sharpest pictures possible.

Claim a free backpack with a Vanguard ABEO Pro purchase! (Promo Feature)

Claim a free backpack with a Vanguard ABEO Pro purchase! (Promo Feature)

Vanguard is offering Digital Camera World readers the opportunity to receive a free photo backpack with purchases of its ABEO Pro line of tripods.

From now until 31 December 2013, Digital Camera World readers will receive a free The Heralder backpack with their purchases of an ABEO Pro tripod.

Best carbon fibre tripod: 5 top models tested and rated

Best carbon fibre tripod:5 top models tested and rated

In our latest group test we seek to find the best carbon fibre tripod by taking 5 current models into the field at a river gorge in Exmoor.

Best tripod alternatives: 5 budget options for the photographer travelling light

Best tripod alternatives: 5 budget options for the photographer travelling light

If you want sharp images at slower shutter speeds you’ll need to support your camera. But a tripod isn’t always a practical option. We round up 5 of the best tripod alternatives for photographers on the go.

Best tripod under £150: 6 top models tested and rated

Best tripod under £150: 02 Giottos MTL9361B + MH5001

Add stability to your photographic life without spending a small fortune. We look for the best tripod under £150, testing 6 top models currently available.