In landscape photography, the tripod is just as important as the camera body and lenses. Tripods stabilize and elevate the camera preventing unwanted camera movement.
Visual Wilderness has articles and resources about employing the proper technique for maximum sharpness. However, the most accurate focus and the most appropriate shutter speed amount to nothing if the camera is not firmly fixed in position. A good and sturdy camera tripod is the only way to ensure sharp nature images.
No matter your budget, our articles and tutorials guide you through finding the perfect one. We focus on the pros and cons in many areas. For example, we review the different materials, such as aluminum or carbon fiber. Additionally, we explain the importance of finding the right height, choosing the number of leg sections, and selecting the best ball head.
Last but not least, we explain the importance of maintaining your camera tripod. We’ll show you the best way to disassemble, clean, grease, and reassemble your tripod. This is a necessary step to maximize the life of this critical piece of camera gear.