Save 10 hours of editing with just ONE tool

Camera TripodLet’s talk about tripod today.

If you have heard of the brand Manfrotto or Gitzo then most likely you are familiar with a camera tripod.

You might think that a tripod is only good for night photography, or shooting with a long shutter speed.

Or, you need a tripod for wildlife photography like how it is shown National Geographic series.

Well, there is more to that.

Yesterday night I was shooting for an e-commerce catalogue. We shot about 80-90 sets of clothes and at the end of the day, I had about 600 images to process.

Can you imagine the post processing nightmare If every single image needs a little tilt here and there?

Even if you spend just 1 minute to tilt the image straight, it would cost you 10 hours!

In contrast, you can have your tripod set up within 5 minutes and ready to shoot.

That is why I am a big advocate of getting it right in camera.

Combined with other tools like a white balance card and a light meter, your images are ready to use straight out of the camera.

If you are looking for your first tripod, I would recommend the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3. You can check it out here on Amazon. (I own the older model, 055xProB)

Likes:

  • Very versatile. Raises to reasonable height without raising the centre column.
  • Manageable weight.
  • Stable enough to be used on-location or in the studio.

* Pro Tip: If you are looking for a travel size, light weight tripod then this is not for you. This tripod is perfect for those who needs to travel for a location shoot or bring it up to a client’s office.

For studio use, I really liked the Manfrotto 058B.

Likes:

  • Extremely quick set up. You can raise and lower the tripod within 5 seconds using their unique release system. It is genius.
  • Geared centre column – I can raise and lower the centre column without swaying the camera. Extremely important if I need to maintain precise camera angle.

* Pro Tip: Significantly heavier than the 055 series, I still bring this out for a location shoot. Expect bigger foot print with this tripod. If you need to work in tight spaces, consider bringing a smaller tripod like the 055.

 

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Disclaimer: I only recommend a useful product that I have personally used. I don’t receive any monetary compensation from the brand company that I recommend. I earn a small commission (4%) whenever you purchase a product through my Amazon affiliate link.

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