Tripod is best tool for ideal shots, night time shots, and for low light photography.
A tripod is a portable three legged stand, used as a platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability, which is an easy way to improve your travel photography.Almost everyone carry a camera with them for capturing the memories while they travel, whether it be a smartphone, compact camera or a professional DSLR camera.
If you want to capture the memories in a better manner you have to add on one more tool, that is a tripod. Before purchasing it, the feature that should be kept in mind are- weight, cost, load capacity and size.
But there is a question,
Is it necessary?
Why should you buy it?
So, there are many reason when you will need a tripod –
1- Taking best photo of yourself
Clicking pictures with the help of it will give your photo a professional and natural touch. You can adjust its height and angle on the basis of requirements.
2- Taking night time shots, sunrise and sunsets
When you have to take a nice shots when the light is low and want to take night photos.A tripod will let you take best photos when there is not much light available.With a tripod, as the camera is not moving, you can set a much longer shutter speed, and use a lower ISO, resulting in much cleaner images.
3- To click closer shots
Patience is a definite virtue when it comes to photography!
Taking photos of small objects close-up can require a lot of skill, and minor movements will be crucial to a perfect image. Using a tripod will noticeably reduce unwanted movement of the camera.
4- Photography for action shots and doing sports
Panning is vital in taking stunning action shots as it allows you to really capture the movement. Having a tripod makes panning much easier and more fluid.
5- For nature photography
A tripod is key in getting great nature shots as you can be waiting around for hours for animals to make an appearance that might only last a few seconds, so you need to be ready.
6- When you need to be creative
A tripod also opens up a world of creative options, allowing you to take photos that you simply wouldn’t be able to take without one. If you want to improve your photography and have a wider choice of photography styles, then a tripod is a must-have travel accessory.
Examples of these creative options include taking pictures of the stars (astro photography), long-exposure shots of water using an ND filter, light trails of moving vehicles, and many more. You can even create time-lapse videos with a tripod, something that would be impossible without it!
Below are the list of tripod which you can buy for your photography –
- Lightweight tripod with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
- Compatible with most video cameras, digital cameras, still cameras, GoPro devices, smartphone adapters and scopes
- Recommended max load weight is 3kg for optimal performance
- Carrying case included
- Two built-in bubble view levels and 3-way head to allow for tilt and swivel motion with portrait or landscape options
- Quick-release mounting plate helps ensure fast transitions between shots
- Measures 25 inches and is extendable upto 60 inches
- Warranty- 1 year
Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini (Black)
- Mini tripod for Compact System Cameras, DSLR Camera, cell phone etc.
- Comfortable handgrip to capture great videos
- Push button locking mechanism for easy setup
- Lightweight, intuitive to use and easy to carry
- Attractive Italian design, Material: Aluminum, Technopolymer and Plate Type: fixed – with 1/4-20″ screw
AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight
- Adjustable-height tripod made of lightweight aluminum, Recommended max load weight is 2 Kg for optimal performance
- Not compatible with mobile phones. For cameras with bigger lenses kindly use the 60-inch tripod.
- 3-way head allows for tilt and swivel motion with portrait or landscape options
- Quick-release plate helps ensure fast transitions between shots
- 3-section lever-lock legs for easy height adjustments
- Zippered storage bag included
- Measures 16.5 inches and is extendable upto 50 inches
Benro iTrip IT15 Aluminium Travel Angel
- Tripod Kit with Ball Head Monopod
- Attaches to leg section to convert to full size monopod
- Maximum Height: 1475mm
- Maximum Load: 4KG
- Material: Aluminium
Manfrotto Compact Advanced Aluminium Tripod
- Reinforced aluminium for outstanding rigidity
- Easy to carry thanks to its compact, fold-away levers
- Quick-release plate so you can frame and shoot quickly
- Extends to a superior height of 165cm
- Includes padded carrying back for maximum portability
- 3-Way Head
- Load Capacity Upto 3kg
Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Black Aluminum Travel Tripod
- The US product warranty is valid only when shipped from or sold by an authorized reseller. Visit the Vanguard World company website for a list of authorized dealers
- Exclusive and innovative central column system that allows you to set the central column and tripod legs in less than 15 seconds, and sturdy ball head with large ergonomic knob safely provides up to an 8.8 max. load capacity. Arca compatible QR plate
- Highly engineered leg tubes for smooth and precise leg extensions and Independent leg positioning at 3 different angles (20°, 45°, 80°) for more versatility and possibilities to adapt to uneven terrain enabling you to shoot more creative pictures
- Dedicated suspension loop on canopy to accommodate counterbalance weights or bags for additional stability and Non-slip, all-weather TPU grips on 1 leg for the perfect hand grip
- Tripod Specifications: 20 mm, 4 section aluminum legs. Folded height: 15.75″. Extended height: 53.1″. Weight: 2.53 pounds
Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2-Section Mini Tripod(MTPIXIEVO-WH)
- A tabletop tripod that can hold up to 2.5kg while weighing only 260g
- Extremely lightweight and compact, the PIXI EVo 2-Section Mini Tripod is perfect for transportation
- The camera can tilt to a full 90°, ideal for taking your pictures and recordings in portrait mode.
- Developed for entry-level DSLRs, this kit supports a wide range of devices up to 2.5Kg. This wide range compatibility gives you the freedom to use cameras and accessories of your choice.
- Sturdy and lightweight aluminium & add upto structure you can rely on.
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Tripod (Black)
- Centre column moves from 0 to 360 degrees
- Spiked rubber feet
- Ball head has outstanding loading capacity (up to 10 kilos)
- Instant swivel stop-n-lock system quickly and securely repositions the central column in one simple movement while maintaining the tripods stability
Joby Gorillapod 5K Kit SLR Zoom Flexible Tripod
- Joby GorillaPod 5K Kit Flexible Tripod with Ball Head with weight holding capacity upto 5 kg
- Unique flexible tripod
- The GorillaPod 5K Kit is specially developed as an all round tripod for professional photographers and video filmmakers, journalists, vloggers and demanding amateurs
- Recommended for Mount pro-level DSLRs, strobes, flash or video lighting, microphone, pico projector, speaker or any other device weighing less than 11lbs
Youtube Link for review- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNAT1aK_evo
You can use these tripod with any camera, whether a compact camera, mirrorless camera, DSLR camera, action camera and even mobile phones. Choose the tripod blindly from the list you will never regret to buy any one of them.
Also read my blog on ’13 Amazing CAMERAS- One of the Most Important Photography Gadget’ – “https://www.ripplenfortunate.com/blog/2020/06/02/camera-photography-gadget/” And on ’34 Creative Photography Props – Don’t miss while clicking the picture’ – “https://www.ripplenfortunate.com/blog/2020/06/01/photography-props/“