Camera tripods are used to provide stability to your camera, which will eliminate the blurring that is caused by taking photographs with a shaking or moving hand. Camera tripods are small enough that you can set them up practically anywhere.
Using a Tripod
A camera tripod is useful for portrait shots because it allows you to control your angle and position of the camera. A tripod is also useful for long exposure shots or telephoto shots because the camera is held in the same position for as long as you need it. You can use a tripod every time you take a photograph.
Different Types and Sizes of Tripods
There are different types and sizes of tripods available at any photo store or online. You can find collapsible and lightweight tripods that will fit into a purse or backpack easily. These tripods can be a bit more wobbly than the larger heavier tripods but you can still work these smaller tripods just as well as the larger one. You can also find more serious tripods that are larger and heavier but will give you the stability when you need it.
Match Your Tripod to Your Budget
You can find camera tripods to match your budget because there is a tremendous range of tripods that range in size and type of materials used for the construction of the tripod.
Pan Shots and Camera Angles
Your tripod will also allow you to take pan shots and to angle the camera at whatever angle you desire. There are two basic tripod heads to choose from and these are the three way pan tilt head and the ball head. The three way pan tilt head does not allow as much flexibility as the ball head but both will get the job done.
A camera tripod may not make a professional photographer out of you, but it will eliminate blurry shots and allow you to get the crisp and clear image that will look professional. You will be able to get the clear and beautiful shots for portraits, wildlife and landscapes with your camera placed on the tripod that might have been blurry if you had taken the photograph without the camera tripod.