Tripods and Their Use in Landscape Photography

This lecture is for beginning photographers who are looking to purchase a tripod for the first time, or those wanting to update their current tripod. Instead of surveying all existing tripods, this lecture centers around the equipment used by professionals in the field.

Table of Contents

Why Use a Tripod L-Bracket
Desired Tripod Characteristics Center of Gravity
Tripod Legs Remote Releases
The Center Column Lens Tripod Collar
Tripod Height Tripods in the Field Workflow
Working Height Summary - General Recommendations
Load Capacity Zenithal Capture
Leg Tips and Leg Locks Double-Head Support
Low Camera Position Panoramic Photography
Tripod Head Comparison Platform Plate & Tethered Capture
Arca-Swiss Quick Release System Cleaning & Maintenance
Tripod Accessories The Bottom Line - Lecture Summary
Leg Wraps Equipment Resources
Long-Lens Brace Q & A

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