During the past hundred years or so, pictures and photos which were used to be extremely formal and purposed affairs have now turned into informal and personal photoshoots. From an expensive hobby to a daily routine social fun, photography has surely immersed as a way for people to express themselves with the advent of smartphones and technology.
A tripod is a three-legged support for one’s camera whose primary purpose is to the hold the camera firmly and allow no vibrations and movements which may reflect on the pictures that the camera takes. Although all tripods look the same but there is a wide variety of styles and variations available in a number of brands.
In order to incorporate sharp focus on the image or display motion in a picture, one needs to put their camera settings to long shutter speeds. It takes half a minute to forty five seconds of still camera to achieve such quality of picture. Human hand cannot keep still for such a long time so it is only possible with the help of a good tripod mount.
The importance of tripod varies according to the need of the picture, if it’s a small image to be display on a webpage, tripod is just an excessive add on, but if one needs large print or one wants to sell their pictures, then camera tripod mount is extremely essential. Only getting the tripod alone won’t guarantee amazing pictures, one needs to learn some tips and tricks on how to find and set a good tripod position for one’s camera. Only upon incorporating these methods, one will be able to achieve the best results.
The first rule in setting up of a good tripod position is that one must take ample time in order to locate the composition. Any scene, object or thing can be shot from many different angles. One should use their camera’s viewfinder to frame it as a picture. There are two positions in which an individual can arrange their tripod’s legs. Either two legs can face the subject one is shooting or only one leg can be used to face the subject.
Levelness of the ground and the position of the viewfinder are the two aspects which determine the method to be used but in general one tripod leg facing the subject is better option. Not only it provides more room for the person who is clicking the pics reducing the risks of clashing with tripod, but the camera is more stable after pointing it into the ground. This changes when one is clicking pictures down a slope, then the first option with two legs facing the subject is used.
Whichever tripod position maybe used one must make sure that they distribute the weight of the camera evenly, do not extend the centre post in any case and try to keep the camera and the tripod stable as much as possible. During heavy winds one might add weights to the tripod stand to keep it from moving.