That’s was always what the photography teacher teaches. But to do that you have to be ready. Shooting offhand with today’s cameras can result in a blurred shot that does measure up. So, you need to compensate and a tripod will steady your camera, camcorder, and cell phone. From there you will catch that shot that others miss and let you in on the adventure and excitement of the world of photography. Today, we will showcase for you 10 tripods that will enable you to do just that. Then you can pick the one that fits your needs and the theme of your photographic efforts. So let’s see what tripods Amazon has that will enhance your picture taking no matter what you use to take pictures with.
10. Sony VCTMTK Travel Tripod for Compatible Sony Cameras & Camcorders
If you love Sony cameras and camcorders here is a tripod that steadies both and lets you get those shots that a shaky hand might miss. Great for setting up for nature pictures and let’s walk away and trigger your camera if it is on WIFI or cable remote. Now you can do Portrait and landscape photographs like a pro. What’s more you can do long time lapse exposure pics of object in either day or night environments. The tripod raises up in two steps and you choose which suits your mood the best.
9. Sunpak 2002 Pocket Tripod
Here you have a mini tripod that locks into position to get great pics without wobble or jitter. This is great for that picture that require a wide aperture and long F-Stops that lets you set up the exact depth of field you are striving for. It also makes for selfies of you and your friends. Just set the exposure timer and get into the picture. Setting up for remote shots is a snap as well. Whether via cable or wireless remote you can get wildlife shots that are hard to get if you are there taking the picture. Remote triggering is another technique that works well with this tripod.
8. Sunpak 2003 Pocket Tripod
This is a great little camera tripod for the tabletop photographer, who has a multitude of family members who need pictures taken. It fits in your jeans or camera case. It can handle small to medium cameras and is a perfect match for the Nikon D5000 and similar cameras. Now you can do those special shots for web page layouts and digital imaging. Respectably stablity at all angles and wouldn’t let you down in a pinch. For stop action and time lapse photos using sand tables it is ideal. This is your all around general purpose tripod that fits your camera with its screw in coupling.
7. Sony VCTD580RM Remote Control Tripod
For the Sony aficionado, you have complete control of your camera or camcorder. You control zoom the height and stability you need. It is adjustable in height and raises your camera from 17” to 45” on demand. Lightweight and travels where your pictures take you. Great for landscape or sporting events as it sets up in a flash and breaks down equally quick. In the studio you can leave it up and be ready for kiddie pictures as you attach your remote to the camera and entice the children to smile and then snap their portrait before you lose their attention.
6. Joby GP1 GorillaPod Flexible Tripod
A modern fashion statement, which also will keep you lightweight camera steady as a rock. This mini tripod will hold a 9.7 ounce camera up and adjust it for the best shots. A standard, quarter inch screw mates it to your camera and its unique futuristic design, which looks like the legs of Robbie the Robot from that famous Sci Fi flick of the 50s. But surprisingly it provides a stable shooting platform and is great for selfies of you and your friends as well has catching those once in a lifetime sunset or picturesque landscapes you happen on while hiking.
5. Professional 72-inch Tripod 3-way Panhead Tilt Motion with Built In Bubble Leveling for Sony NEX
You get professional performance for a wide range of Sony’s NEX series cameras as well as the A series and others with the same mounting capability. 72“ in height when fully extended lets you set up to get those shots others will miss. It has a built in level and comes with a carrying case and cleaning cloth. But the real surprise is the stability as well as how easy it travels where your photography takes you. Drops down to only 28” and has nonskid feet that prevent movement when you don’t want it to.
4. Velbon CX-300 Floor-Standing Tripod
With a center support and 3 legs for stability you have a tripod that goes from 19” to almost 60” in a flash. The tripod weighs in at a bit under 2 and 1/2 pounds, which means it can go almost anywhere your picture subjects are. A sure grip handle controls the pan head movement. You tilt and pan smoothly and with virtually no effort. The tripod is made for cameras and camcorder that weigh up to 3.3 lbs. This means most of your photographic arsenal will mate and have a stable platform to get that shot that has eluded you in the past.
3. Sony VCT-R640 Lightweight Tripod
A tripod that tilts to 90 degrees from a 60 degree and pans in a full circle, so you can catch all the action of sports and moving objects. With a 3 way pan head you’ll be able to follow your subject of interest no matter what gyrations it takes. The tripod will hold a camera of 3 kilos in weight. You can mount cameras and most other video gear with ease. It extends to 57” in height and collapses to a mere 21” for ease of carrying. Everything slides along a central column and you have a stable platform that wouldn’t let you lose that shot you are centering in on.
2. MaCro-F Mini Phone Tripod Stand TriFlex Octopus Flexible iPhone Tripod with Remote and Universal Clip for Cellphone Video
The day of the full sized DSLR may be over as cell phone cameras take the lead in photographic fun. Here is an example of just how flexible Cellphone tripods have come. You have an ultra-flexible platform that has a specially designed clamp the will hold a wide variety of Smartphones. But you also get a wireless remote that lets you catch all that your cell phone sees. But that’s not all it will also mate with your Cannon SX series cameras as well. This is a popular item and it sells out fast on Amazon.
1. KobraTech Cell Phone Tripod Stand
Similar to the MaCro-F it has many of the same features that make both a winner for both cell phone cameras and digital cameras as well. You have the same octopus leg design and the wireless remote. So, this tripod is a great one that can handle all your smartphone Camera needs to a “T.”
The universal mount is just that, as it will attach to iPhones, Samsung, and Android handhelds in a plethora of sizes and styles. The Tripod will wrap itself around any stable object and give you a firm base anywhere you want to set up and shoot your images from. So if you want to explore cellphone photography this is the one accessory you must have.
Getting that picture often requires patience and a stable surface to shoot from. Today, you’ve seen 10 that fit a variety of cameras, camcorders, and cell phones. Now it is up to you to choose which gives you the best in what you are planning to take pictures of. Remember photography has been around since the days of Edison, and Land. Their advances paved the way to the world of photography as we know today. What the future holds we don’t know what the future of picture taking will be. But we do know it will be an exciting world full of adventure for those who enter it.