Gift Guide: How to Shop For the Photographer in Your Life
Finding the perfect tripod can be overwhelming, as they range in price from $10-$2000. And while the photographer in your life likely already owns some sort of support, the prospect of owning a second one is something that will please them. If they have a cheap plastic one, your gift will be an upgrade. If they have an expensive carbon one, it'll be a nice back-up for use in tough conditions. At $150, Slik’s Pro 500HD isn't exactly a stocking stuffer, but it's sturdy, affordable and its head is suitable for both photo and video. It features a quick release plate, a sliding reversible center column as well all-weather rubber grip on the legs. Plus, it supports up to 11-pounds, so it will even support some high-end telephoto rigs.