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An Ultimate Guide to the Best Tripods for Photographers

Tripods are one of the most important pieces of photographic gear you can have. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those pieces of gear that many photographers don’t invest properly in. I’ve personally gone through at least 5 or so different tripods and I’ve used them all in harsh conditions (hiking through Nepal for weeks carrying my tripod, climbing mountains, travelling …

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The Ultimate Guide to Essential Landscape Photography Equipment

Landscape photography, even more than some of the other schools of photography, relies heavily on specialized supporting equipment. If you are new to landscape photography, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with choosing the right equipment. Be fear not, BetterPhotograph.com will help you choose the best landscape equipment suited to your needs and budget as of 2015. Putting together the perfect camera …

Aluminum vs Basalt vs Carbon Fiber Tripods – What You Need to Know

I’ve started this site with a bunch of tripod articles, so I figured I might as well continue in that trend with a look at the difference between Aluminum, Basalt, and Carbon Fiber tripods. Anyone who’s serious into photography (especially landscape, wildlife, or macro photography, and to a lesser degree, portrait photography) will eventually buy a tripod. It’s a given …

Complete Guide to Manfrotto Tripods

Any halfway serious photographer is sooner or later going to conclude that he or she needs a photographic tripod. What is a tripod? It is a stand designed to hold a camera stationary and steady so that the camera operator can pay full attention to other considerations while the camera remains posed correctly for a shot. As the name suggests, …

Tripod Materials: Carbon Fiber vs Basalt vs Aluminum

When choosing a tripod you’ll need to look at the material the tripod is made of. There are pros and cons for each type of tripod material. This guide can help you decide which material is best for you in different situations. When choosing a tripod it is often best to look at the activity and then decide which type of choose. …

Gitzo Tripod Overview: The Types of Tripods

Types of Gitzo Tripods When you are learning more about Gitzo tripod lines, an overview of the products offered by the company shows that there are bird watching, photography and video equipment available. As of 2015, there are seven lines available from the company. Here are the 4 most popular lines: Basalt tripods are very lightweight. Each model that is in …

Useful Tripod Accessories

If you have a camera tripod, here are some tripod accessories that you’ll likely need, either now or in the future. Tripod Clamps A tripod clamp is one of the must have tripod accessories to use when you want more versatility with the camera that you are using. You can simply attach a clamp on the tripod and use an attachable …

What is the Best Tripod for Landscape Photography?

If you are a fan of landscape photography (like me), then the question must be asked: what’s the best tripod for landscape photography? This is important because IF you are a landscape photographer, you are going to need to find the right sort of tripod. You can’t be a good landscape photographer without a tripod. Simple as that. And for …

Gitzo 1542T vs 1541T

A few years ago, Gitzo has released an upgraded model to the Gitzo 1541T tripod, which is the 1542T model — and Gitzo’s current (as of 2015) top-end travel tripod model. The 1542T tripod is 90mm taller than the 1541T, the load bearing has been reduced, and the tripod rings have been redesigned (and are easier to use if you have …