Tripods are sort of the humble buddy of most photographers: we rarely think about how much we need them in comparison to all the gee-whiz features on cameras and lenses, but they're essential in a lot of situations. This comprehensive video will show you everything you need to know about choosing the right tripod and using it to its full potential.
Coming to you from Steele Training, this excellent video covers just about everything about tripods. Though they seem rather like a rather straightforward thing — three legs you plop your camera on top of — there's actually a lot of nuance in how different tripods and heads function, what they're made of, and what you can do with them, so it's a good idea to figure out exactly what's right both for your needs and for your budget. Similarly, there's some technique you need to have down when using them, lest you'll end up watching your camera fall to the ground. And if you'd like to know what our favorite tripod is here at Fstoppers, we recently conducted a review of several options, and you'll be pleased to know that surprisingly, our favorite was the most affordable option of the bunch.
[via Steele Training]