Common tripod mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

Photographer using a tripod on Hadrian's Wall, UK
(Image credit: Future)

They’re not sexy and they’re typically big and cumbersome, but the tripod is a staple of every photographer’s kit. It’s the most used accessory you’ll ever purchase for your camera (check out our best tripod guide). As simple as they may be, though, there are still proper ways to use a tripod to get the best results from it. 

Some people think a tripod requires no skill to set up, but while it may not be rocket science, there is a process. Below are some of the most common mistakes photographers make when using a tripod and how they can be avoided.

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