For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.
That’s because time (AKA shutter speed) is what we use to bring up the exposure in a large environment, which we then tweak/improve with judicious use of added flash. It is very difficult to light a large space, so just let the ambient do the heavy lifting and finish it off with your lighting genius.
And even when you are not lighting, you’ll frequently need a tripod for a variety of reasons. And when you do, you want it to hold your camera still.
To that end, every photographer needs good sticks. Read More…