Discover how a tripod produces sharper pictures and better, bigger prints
Ibarionex R. Perello
Published October 1, 2004
Updated July 1, 2016
Beyond stability and sharper pictures, the greatest benefit I’ve found in using a tripod is that it makes me slow down. It forces me to evaluate a scene more carefully. Rather than snapping a shot and walking away, I observe a scene with much greater care. The slowing down of the picture-taking process has resulted in consistently better photographs. Before I commit to positioning my tripod, I look at varying aspects of a scene—lighting, contrast, tones and composition—without feeling as if I’m rushing.
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