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The secrets of using a tripod and getting maximum stability out of it

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If you thought using tripods and monopods is as simple as setting them up, mounting your camera, and start clicking the pictures, you perhaps need to learn the basics of using this equipment.

If you thought using tripods and monopods is as simple as setting them up, mounting your camera, and start clicking the pictures, you perhaps need to learn the basics of using this equipment.


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  • 1. The Secrets Of Using A TripodAnd Getting Maximum Stability Out Of It
  • 2. If you thought using tripods and monopods is as simple as setting them up, mounting your camera, and start clicking the pictures, you perhaps need to learn the basics of using this equipment. It’s not easy to make the right adjustment and settings that will help you to capture a flawless image. Your tripod needs to be placed in a way that it provides maximum stability to your camera so that you can stay away from shakes. Here are a couple of things that you must do in order to support your camera properly.Page  2
  • 3. Positioning the legs of the tripod One of the legs of your tripod must be pointed towards your subject. This will give you enough space to stand between the other two legs, thereby preventing the most frequent issue of tripod tripping. This setup will also give you a convenience to stand and shoot with extreme concentration.Page  3
  • 4. Ensure even distribution of the camera’s weight This is very important in order to provide stability to your equipments. Tripods for camera must be able to bear its weight along with giving it the required support. Make sure that center post is vertical and perpendicular to the ground; this is an indicator that ensures you that the camera is properly balanced.Page  4
  • 5. Use ‘L’ bracket For portrait photography, you need to mount your camera in a vertical position and ensure that your equipment is properly balanced, you must use the ‘L’ shaped bracket. This is a special plate that will help you to safely attach your camera to the tripod with ball head as well as other heads.Page  5
  • 6. Precautions for outdoor shoot Even if you have bought a really expensive tripod, wind will surely destabilize it. For avoiding camera trips, you can add some extra weight to your tripod. This can be done by hanging camera bags from the center post. However, make sure that the wind is not strong enough to shake the bag or else your entire setup will suffer serious damages. Avoid shooting in strong winds.Page  6
  • 7. Setting up a tripod is a tedious process but if you will be able to do the exactarrangement, taking sharpest pictures will not be difficult for you. Invest as much time as you can, to get a good composition.Page  7