I have a good tripod but have resisted learning how to use it properly. I justify this by telling myself that I don’t really need it for the camera I have, and the shots I take.
But even in these days of Photoshop, sometimes seeing is believing. Below, two early-morning shots at the beach: the first without a tripod, the second with.
The truth is that I don’t need a tripod . . . unless I want to take more kinds of photographs.