A tripod is simply a movable three-legged stand or frame, used primarily as an easy platform for holding the camera and still taking the photo. Most modern Tripods are made of sturdy metal or plastic to provide support and stability. However, a tripod can also be built with a lot more creative ideas incorporated into its design. There are several different tripod models on the market and it can be quite confusing trying to find the right tripod for your needs. In this article, we’ll go over the basic features you need to consider when shopping for a tripod and some fun ways to make it your own.
There are basically two types of tripod that you can buy: Stabilized and Ball Head. Stabilized tripsods offer much more stability and usually come with more rigid legs, which increase the degree of resistance that the camera moves against. While you won’t have as much control over the camera with a stabilized tripod, many people still prefer this setup. For those who like to experiment with difficult shots and high speed movement, a tripod with a ball head offers the best control and mobility without sacrificing the stability and accuracy of the photos.
There are some special tripod models that feature both ball head and stabilized legs. These models typically provide higher levels of control, better durability, and greater stability and accuracy while still being relatively lightweight and easy to carry. Some models that are equipped with both a ball head and leg include a tilting head for capturing panoramic shots. These types of Tripod are most often used for outdoor sports such as hiking, trekking, rafting, etc, but they also work great for quick, easy indoor sports such as magic tricks.