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The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography, 1st Edition by Alan Hess

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19. TRIPODS

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A TRIPOD IS probably the most essential piece of photography gear for low-light photography. There are thousands of different tripods available for purchase, so how do you pick the right one? I can’t tell you which tripod to buy, but I can give you some information so you can make an informed decision. Let’s look at the different parts that make up a tripod and the choices you get to make.

Tripod Legs

A tripod has three telescoping legs made of a sturdy, lightweight material that create a solid platform for the camera. Tripod legs come in a huge variety of sizes, materials, and price.

Materials: The four main materials used for tripod ...

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