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    One of the most important pieces of equipment needed for landscape photography is a good, sturdy, tripod.
    Oftentimes, when taking landscape photographs, the photographer will use extended exposure times, often for many seconds at a time and because of this, it is impossible to take such photographs using the camera in a hand-held fashion.

    In order to prevent camera shake, one needs to have the camera mounted on a sturdy tripod.

    A word to the wise, the $50 tripod that you picked up from the local Walmart will not suffice – such tripods are usually intended only for use with handheld camcorders weighing just a few ounces… if you are using a professional camera and lens setup, your camera and lens will likely weigh several pounds – thus the cheap, flimsy, $50 Walmart tripod simply will not do…
    You will need a sturdy tripod made of either aluminium or carbon fiber.
    Look for manufacturers such as Bogen™, Vanguard™, Manfrotto™, etc. and expect to pay upwards of several hundred dollars for them.

    Tripods also come in two parts:

    1. The tripod itself – this will be the three legged frame that usually features collapsible legs that are made up of 3, 4 or 5 sections.


    2. The head – this can either be a Ball, Pan, Pistol Grip, or Gimbal type – each type being better suited for different types of photography and for supporting different types of camera/lens combinations – for example a Gimbal type head would be well suited to a heavy camera/super-telephoto lens combination which could weigh as much as 30 pounds.

    Gimbal type tripod head

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    Rev. Mike Denyer

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