One of the biggest challenges all photographers and videographers face is knowing what gear to bring on any given shoot. To make it worse, we are constantly torn on when to purchase or use dedicated specialty gear versus all-around multipurpose gear. Each photographer has to learn this for their own style and genre of photography; however, learning tips that can help you get the most out of each piece of gear will always increase the usefulness of that gear.
Here is a great tip coming from Wildlife Photographer Morten Hilmer on how to use a ball head in a similar fashion to a gimbal head when it just doesn't make sense to bring the much heavier gimbal head. I don't shoot a ton of wildlife photography, but as an adventure and outdoor photographe,r I spend a lot of time hiking and carrying my equipment to where I plan on shooting. Sometimes, making the decision to bring a tripod is difficult, and when I do, I always use a ball head as any weight savings I can get are essential. Although I think this trick benefits wildlife photography the most, there are certainly times when I'm shooting adventure sporting events in difficult locations or have a need to be able to move quickly from one location to another, during which this would be rather useful.