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