How to use a tripod: the right way to set up and features you need

    | Photography for Beginners | 18/06/2012 11:23am
    Make sure your tripod is versatile

    Image stabilisation features in lenses and improved high ISO performance in cameras, have transformed the possibilities of taking pictures in low light, but the steady base of a tripod is your best choice when it comes to exploring the creative possibilities of slow shutter speeds and low light. Below we’ll show you some quick tips for how to use a tripod effectively, as well as some essential features you’ll want when choosing the best tripod for your needs.

    4 tips for sharper shots when using a tripod

    | Photography Tips | 10/04/2012 11:00am
    4 tips for sharper shots when using a tripod

    There’s more to using a tripod than attaching the camera and firing away. Whether you’re using a budget model or an all-singing, all-dancing carbon-fibre tripod, there are some simple techniques you should use to get the best possible results.

    One of the key ways to make the tripod as stable as possible is to use the strongest, most stable parts first. So use the thickest leg sections when initially setting the height. You should only raise the tripod’s centre column once you have used all of the leg sections.

    Essential accessories

    | Photography for Beginners | 06/12/2011 16:19pm
    Chris Rutter using a tripod

    Upgrading from a compact to an SLR camera opens up a world of photographic possibilities, here’s our guide to the accessories – from bags to flashguns and filters – that can help you take your photography to the next level

    Take sharper shots

    | Photography Tutorials | 10/07/2009 14:26pm

    Great shots with superb composition and perfect metering can be easily totally ruined by a lack of sharpness.

    Essential advice on carrying your tripod

    | Photography Tutorials | 10/07/2009 14:26pm

    Lugging your tripod over field and glen between suitable shooting locations is tedious.