Tripods are essential for many kinds of photography because they hold the camera still during long exposures – and when you’re using telephoto lenses where the slightest wobble will blur the picture. Tripods are also useful for slowing down the pace of your photography, for holding the camera so that you have both hands free […]
Tripods and supports
Tripods are simple three-legged camera stands, but they come in a wide range of sizes, types and weights. Typically they will consist of two parts; the tripod ‘legs’ and the tripod ‘head’. These are sometimes sold together as a kit, and sometimes sold separately. There are other other useful camera supports besides tripods, too.
Camera shake is blur caused by camera movement during the exposure. It happens with indoor shots or outdoor shots in poor lighting or at night, when the low light levels mean the camera uses a longer exposure and hence a slower shutter speed. The slower the shutter speed, the more likely it is the camera […]