When do use tripods?

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CameraCarl Veteran Member • Posts: 7,920
Re: When do use tripods?

There have been many good posts here, and I can't disagree with any of them. Here are my two cents worth.  Most of my serious landscape photos involve tripods and polarizing filters. I find that if I use a polarizing filter and want good depth of field and the lowest ISOs, my shutter speed is low enough that I don't want to hand hold. I also find that using a tripod slows me down, forcing me to compose more carefully. Maybe it is just me, but I find that when I am handholding landscape photos I often get home and, when reviewing my photos, wish I had changed the composition slightly or moved my camera just a bit. For some reason, most of my tripod made photos don't leave me wishing I'd worked a bit slower or made different decisions.

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