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Is a tripod still necessary for photography in 2021?
Quick guide to tripod head types and their uses
Learn with the tools and options you have on hand
Photography without a tripod: Three useful tips
Getting started with light painting
How I got the photo: Preying mantis macro image
Magnus REX VT-5000 tripod provides sturdiness, affordability for videographers
How to choose the right tripod
How did I choose my night photography ball head?
Fotopro T-Roc MAX Tripod features solid, lightweight construction
How did I choose my night photography tripod?
First Look: Fotopro X-GO Max tripod

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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laserlike effects in your image. It is fun, cool and actually pretty easy to

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How to choose the right tripod

Nearly every photographer has a need for a good tripod. But how do you know which one to go with? Should you go lightweight or heavy-duty? Should you get a custom ballhead? What about a gimbal? In the video above

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First Look: Fotopro X-GO Max tripod

I recently was sent a Fotopro X-GO Max tripod for review. If you have been following my gear reviews over the past few years, you know that I have several Vanguard tripods. They’ve served me well. They’re stable, easy to

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Unboxing the Fotopro Eagle L6 tripod

Fotopro sent me an Eagle 6L tripod and gimbal head to try out. Last month I wrote an article on Lisa Langell’s experience with the Eagle tripod. I first saw this tripod on the tradeshow floor at WPPI and was

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Using a lightweight tripod for wildlife photography

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this stunning brown bear image she made in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. “Bear photography requires a nimble, light, trustworthy and versatile tripod to support

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Use a gimbal head for landscapes

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this mountain landscape image she made in Kenai Lake, Alaska. According to Lisa, Alaska’s ever-changing weather produces fog and reflections that appear — then are

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How to choose the right tripod

Nearly every photographer has a need for a good tripod. But how do you know which one to go with? Should you go lightweight or heavy-duty? Should you get a custom ballhead? What about a gimbal? In the video above

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First Look: Fotopro X-GO Max tripod

I recently was sent a Fotopro X-GO Max tripod for review. If you have been following my gear reviews over the past few years, you know that I have several Vanguard tripods. They’ve served me well. They’re stable, easy to

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Unboxing the Fotopro Eagle L6 tripod

Fotopro sent me an Eagle 6L tripod and gimbal head to try out. Last month I wrote an article on Lisa Langell’s experience with the Eagle tripod. I first saw this tripod on the tradeshow floor at WPPI and was

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Using a lightweight tripod for wildlife photography

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this stunning brown bear image she made in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. “Bear photography requires a nimble, light, trustworthy and versatile tripod to support

Read More
Lisa Langell photo

Use a gimbal head for landscapes

FotoPro Ambassador Lisa Langell is a fabulous wildlife and nature photographer. I asked her about this mountain landscape image she made in Kenai Lake, Alaska. According to Lisa, Alaska’s ever-changing weather produces fog and reflections that appear — then are

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A first look at the Platyball

While at WPPI, I was able to check out Platypod’s much anticipated tripod head, known as the Platyball. Available in two versions, Platypod aims to solve the headaches of traditional tripod heads through new technologies and rethinking how best to

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