The hassle of lugging around a heavy tripod during photography is no longer new to any photographer. Others, would even choose the heaviest and the most stable tripod especially if they will be shooting on water(ie. beach, lakes) or on windy locations.
But for a non-professional photographer who just likes to shoot some scenery with the family, is it worth the hassle of carrying a tripod?
For me… it is a big YES!!! Whether your cam is a DSLR or a point and shoot camera it is always convenient to have a tripod.
1. First reason… the photographer can join the picture taking.
Have you ever gone on a trip or celebrate an occasion where some one is always missing in the photos? and then everybody just says… “oh he was the one behind the camera” LOL!
2. It won’t be such a bother asking someone you don’t know to take the photo.
A tripod won’t be complaining if you ask it to hold and shoot the camera again.
3. A tripod has got very steady hands! ^_^ LOL!
4. You would be able to pose with out holding back or feel shy knowing that the tripod won’t really mind at all.
These are some of our family shots taken using a Benro tripod.