Get the low­down for a re­ally wide view

Try these handy tri­pod tricks for low-level wide shots with big skies

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01 Low

Most mod­ern tripods fea­ture multi-an­gle legs. Raise the cen­tre col­umn as nec­es­sary and splay the legs to re­duce shoot­ing height. Some cen­tre col­umns have a re­mov­able lower sec­tion, en­abling you to de­crease height even fur­ther.

02 Lower

Piv­ot­ing cen­tre col­umns are an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar fea­ture in tri­pod de­sign, and give an­other op­tion for low-level shoot­ing. Splay the legs to their widest an­gle and ex­tend the cen­tre col­umn as a hor­i­zon­tal boom.

03 Low­est

For the low­est pos­si­ble shoot­ing po­si­tion, pivot the cen­tre col­umn through 180 de­grees and shoot with the cam­era upside down. If this func­tion isn’t avail­able in your tri­pod, re­move the cen­tre col­umn, in­vert it, then rein­sert it.

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