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Tripod Shopping Tips

I am a great believer in the need and use of tripods to photographers. During class I repeat as often as is necessary that owning and using a tripod will help you to make better pictures, this article is a useful guide to choosing and buying tripods. My personal favourites are Manfrotto but many people recommend Gitzo. I am sure there are many others you might want to look at. In the Oxford area I would recommend Morris Photo who are now based out in Chipping Norton, here is a link for them

“Most people tend to think of tripods as being a “unit”. In reality, most full-sized tripods can be purchased as two parts: the legs and the head. These parts may come in various configurations so that you can customize the tripod that best suits your style of shooting, your budget and even your height”…more