Camera Support: Four tripods and why I use them

A Platypod was set in the middle of the creek to achieve a super low angle. © Bob Coates
A Platypod was set in the middle of the creek to achieve a super low angle. © Bob Coates

By Bob Coates

Steady support for the camera is an important part of making good images. As a professional photographer, I have worked with many support systems over the years from tiny three-legged kit tripods to big studio stands. As I made the transition to nature and wildlife photography my needs evolved towards supports that hold the camera steady yet are relatively light and portable.

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