How to Determine the Best Camera Support for Your Purpose

Going to be doing some photography? What kind? There are lots of choices for various purposes. Read this to make the best choice.

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    Know what you plan on photographing (obviously). Are you going to be shooting landscapes? Portraits, pets, trick photography. They all have different requirements.
    • Portraiture: Tripod with a ball head is the best choice
    • Landscape: Tripod with a pano head
    • Hiking: Light weight tripod and/or a monopod
    • Trick Photography: Tripod, Bean bag tripod, any piece of furniture in the area (anything goes)
    • Macro photography: Table top tripod, bean bag tripod, a convenient box or book, etc. There are also types of tripods that you can wrap around a pole or sit on a table, and so on.
    • Long exposure photography: The most solid tripod you can find
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    Be sure you have the hardware that you need. If you are shooting wildlife, and you have a very long lens, it will need a T-mount for your lens and the tripod. The tripod will be supporting your lens, not your actual camera.
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    Work with what you have. There is almost always an alternative method that could serve your purposes. Obviously, if you are going to be doing any type of photography regularly, you will want to have the appropriate camera support.

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