March 23, 2018

For some time now I've felt the need to address the issue of hand-held photography versus using a tripod.

I recently had a chance to shoot at a Bald Eagle location with 5 other photographers.  Out of the 6 of us I was the only one with a tripod equipped with a Gimble Head.

Everyone else was shooting hand-held.

Some might say.....Lou why is this even a point of discussion?!

Well when your old school like I am and the trend for new school thinking seems to be flooding all aspects of photography......I felt the need to address the benefits and the draw backs.

I hope that maybe some might consider the merits of each and come away with a better understanding of the pros and cons.

Let's first examine Hand-held Photography

Advantages

1.  More freedom to move and more quickly.

2.  Less to carry and for some of us less to leave sitting some place lol.

Disadvantages

1. Continuous burden of baring the weight of the gear.

2. Inconsistent placement of the main subject in the frame due to  your own movement fro...

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