Tripods

May 18, 2010

A high quality tripod is more important for a digital SLR camera than for a compact digital camera, and here are the reasons:

Sometimes you want to capture interesting night photographs where the shutter needs to be open for several seconds, or even a minute, in order to capture the photograph you are looking for. You might also want to use a slower shutter speed to capture a sense of motion like water or cars moving.

Manfrotto-190XDB Tripd

Manfrotto-190XDB Tripd

Anytime you use a shutter speed of less than 1/60th of a second you will need a tripod – not just any tripod, but a good quality stable tripod. This is because you do not want the tripod falling over with your camera, nor do you want incidental movement near the camera to be transmitted up the tripod legs to the camera.

It is always a great idea to test a tripod before purchasing one. You should try a variety of tripods at your local camera store before you decide, and here are some of the things to consider:

Usually you will need to make a choice between, price, stability and weight.

Remember, keep taking lots and lots of photographs of your kids. You will be glad you did!
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Betty Muscott, Child Photographer

Betty Muscott, Child Photographer

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