With & Without

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.

Fuzzy photo of Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach at sunrise.

Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach at sunrise


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  1. Jim Robertson

    Yes Isabel, the dilemma of the darned tripod. Used one for years, then backed off, much to my detriment.

    They are a pain in the butt, but they can save your butt with many images.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Alison – I’ve used a mono/unipod a few times, but not enough to be good at it. Somehow the angle is never right. For static images in low light conditions, a tripod is better for me. For chasing flying birds, there appears to be no solution other than taking a lot of photos!

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