Tripods are pretty useful, so much so that they're normally the first photography accessory I tell anyone to buy. And while there are some obvious times when you should bring yours along, there are lots of other situations where you might find it useful. This helpful video will show you all the times you should think about packing your tripod as well as some good tips for using them.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this video will give you an overview of the usefulness of tripods. While it might not seem like the most exciting topic, they're a tremendously helpful (and often downright necessary) tool for maximizing image quality. Here's an additional tip: if you photograph events and want a second perspective, put a second body on a tripod and use your camera's phone app to control it over Wi-Fi (if you have that capability) or use a wireless remote. For example, when I photograph classical music concerts, I pretty much have to stay put once the music starts, so I'll put a second body at a different place in the hall and use my phone to control it. Just make sure your camera is safe wherever you put it and won't be stolen!
By the way, if you're looking for one to purchase, it turns out that in our recent review, our favorite tripod was the most affordable we tested.
[via James Popsys]