I Ditched My Tripod

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For some reason, I got it in my head that I needed to use a tripod every time I took my camera out. And I didn’t really mind. Until I reviewed my photos and noticed that all my horizons were crooked. No matter what I did to adjust the tripod and level it out it just never quite worked.

And it was frustrating.

Until one night a few weeks ago, my husband and I went out for sunset. I brought my tripod with me, and I attempted to use it, but then for some reason, I just didn’t.

And it was so much easier to tilt the camera to line up the horizon. And I had a lot more fun and got better images.

However, there is a time when I will always use my tripod. And that’s when I’m taking product photography for greeting cards. I need it to be in the dark with a flash, and no matter how steady I think my hands are, I will never be completely motionless enough to take clear shots.

What about you guys? What are your feelings about tripods?

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4 thoughts on “I Ditched My Tripod

  1. If there is enough light, I hand-hold unless I am trying to do something special like a long exposure. I mess up horizons too sometimes and have to straighten in Lightroom. And sometimes, horizons aren’t straight and level to begin with.

    Does your camera have a level indicator on the view screen?

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