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Beginner Basics — A Beginner’s Look at Tripods (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka

 

©Don Komarechka Tracking insects moving around from flower to flower is easier without a tripod, and you'll find your creativity is rewarded Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, EF 180mm f/3.5L macro USM lens, ƒ9@1/200 sec., ISO 200, no tripod

©Don Komarechka
Tracking insects moving around from flower to flower is easier without a tripod, and you’ll find your creativity is rewarded
Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, EF 180mm f/3.5L macro USM lens, ƒ9@1/200 sec., ISO 200, no tripod

Tripods can be a blessing or a curse. In much of my work they are an essential piece of equipment, and in other situations they simply get in the way and obstruct my creativity. When and where to use a tripod is a personal choice and one often developed through experience, but let’s look at some of the underlying reasons why this piece of gear can be helpful or a hindrance, and what you should consider using it for.

The main reason you use a tripod is for stability, but …

To read more of Don’s “A Beginner’s Look at Tripods”  please pick up the Spring/Summer 2016  issue of OPC. To never miss an issue please subscribe today!

 

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