Best tripod head: 6 top models tested and rated

Best Tripod Heads: Giottos MH 1311-652

For quick framing and stability, you need a good tripod head. We test six to see which is the best tripod head in terms of features, capability and value for money

Best budget tripods: 6 top models tested and rated

Best budget tripods: 6 top models tested and rated

Mixing stability with advanced features to suit all kinds of shooting scenarios, here are six of the best budget tripods available. Find out how we rate them.

Advertorial: stay sharp with Vanguard’s new ABEO Pro 283CGH, ABEO Plus 323AV tripods

Advertorial: stay sharp with the Vanguard ABEO Pro 283CGH, ABEO Plus 323AV tripods

Vanguard’s latest tripods, the ABEO Pro 283CGH and ABEO Plus 323AV offer photographers stability in any conditions and a host of pro features.

Camera Shake: the ultimate cheat sheet for tripods, monopods and shooting handheld

Camera Shake: the ultimate cheat sheet for using tripods, monopods and shooting handheld

There are many factors that contribute to how sharp your pictures are, including the quality of the camera lens and how accurately it’s been focused, and the choice of aperture and shutter speed. However, camera shake remains the biggest concern.

Our latest photography cheat sheet shows you the best way to avoid camera shake by showing you the best techniques for using your choice of camera support.

How to carry a tripod: pro tips you won’t find in any guide book

How to carry a tripod: step 2

What’s the best way to carry a tripod when out on a long shoot? Here we show you three of the best techniques every professional photographer uses.

6 top budget tripods tested and rated

6 top budget tripods tested and rated

Why spend a fortune on keeping your pictures sharp? We’ve found 6 of the best budget tripod kits for around £100 and put them to the test.

How to set up a tripod for any type of shot

How to set up a tripod for any type of shot: ground-level

Curious about using the features on your new tripod? Here we show you how to set up a tripod for all sorts of photo compositions.

DIY Photography Hacks: stay dry with a hands-free umbrella holder for your tripod

DIY Photography Hacks: build a hands-free umbrella holder for your tripod - Step 5

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to stay dry in the rain with a simple umbrella holder to mount on your tripod.

A layman’s guide to choosing the best tripod head

A layman's guide to choosing the best tripod head

The tripod is one of the more central photo accessories to any photographer’s kit bag. But how do you know the best tripod head to use for the type of shots you want? We answer five key questions every novice needs to know about choosing a tripod head.

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own tripod holder

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own tripod holder

In these lean times, many photographers are exploring alternative methods of getting great pictures on a budget, and it just so happens that here at Digital Camera World we have a number of great DIY photography hacks and cool camera tips up our sleeve. In our latest DIY photography tutorial we explain a really simple way to make your own basic tripod holder.