The best travel tripod, choosing one can be daunting. I'm here to present the best options for your style, height, and special needs as a photographer. All for under $100!
Every successful and professional photographer I know, own at least one tripod. From the birth of the very first cameras ever created a tripod always accompanied it. That was becauseÂ the first cameras were huge and heavy, let alone extremely low light sensitivity. Nowadays, cameras are a lot smaller and lighter, and most come with anti-shake and stabilizationÂ technologies that eventually the camera can divorce the tripod and still make great photos.
Or is that the case? Unless they can come up with technology that can cheat physics, there will always be a need for tripods. Sure, with low noise sensors, anti-shake, and super fast lens wide-open you can capture just about anything under the Sun. What it can't do is capture sharp images with flowing waters, the milky way, the epic sunsets and sunrises, and any long exposures that require anything above 2 seconds.
What I will review here are professionalÂ quality tripods that are under $100. That's right. These tripods can stabilize yourÂ full-frame travel camera just as good as any $300+ tripods. What's more, I've compiled the ones that are compact and can fold inside a carry-on for travel. You see, I'm a tripod fanatic. I've owned over 15 of them, and I have three that I keep with me at all times. About 98.99% of my photographs are taken when I was using a tripod. One of the photos published on National Geographic was shot on a tripod. All my award-winning photos and best-selling ones are shot on a tripod.
In short, tripods are very important to the creation of fantastic imagery. Let's find out the best ones we can afford.