Cheap Tripods vs. Professional Tripods: Does it Really Matter?

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

Intro Behind a camera body and lens, a tripod may be the next most important piece of photography equipment you can buy.  Some would even argue that a tripod can improve your photography more than any other piece of gear.  That’s debatable, as a flash could also fill that slot, but it really depends on …

Do I need a new tripod?

In Gear by Jim Harmer5 Comments

When I conduct landscape photography workshops, the first thing I notice is the expensive equipment that many of the participants have.  Brand spanking new 5D Mark IIs, 70-200mm lenses, etc.  It amazes me how many photographers buy so much gear before they finally listen to the oft repeated but seldom followed advice to buy a …