Tripods can be a pain to carry, and they’re often forbidden from areas you’d like to photograph. However there are times nothing but a tripod will work to make the image you want. Tripods stabilize your camera and allow longer exposures. Digital Photography School has explained definite times to pull out the tripod.

In addition to the obvious low light or longer exposure shots, tripods are handy using neutral density filters to capture moving parts of an image. The good news is that depending on the size of your kit, you can utilize smaller table top or gorillapod tripods, coupled with a cable release or remote trigger you can guarantee you camera’s stability.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger