When choosing a tripod it’s important that you make sure it’s sturdy enough to carry your camera and lens with filters attached. It’s easy to make the mistake of purchasing the cheapest version but this is going to cost you more in the long run as they need to be regularly replaced.
A sturdy tripod is a better option. Choose something that will stand still even in the roughest weather you photograph in. Our guide How to Choose Your Next Tripodmight be useful if you’re not sure what’s the best option for you.
Neutral Density Filters
A benefit of using a tripod is that you can take advantage of Neutral Density Filters and explore new shutter speeds. These darkened filters make it possible to achieve shutter speeds of several seconds, minutes or even hours, i.e long exposure photography.
My world changed when I discovered ND Filters. I was still new to photography but seeing how the shutter speed affected the image made fired off a light bulb in my head and I started getting a better understanding of how the fundamental settings work together.
While I don’t always use filters, I always have them with me. There are so many scenarios where using them will make a positive impact on the image.