How to use a Tripod for Phone

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The tripod will therefore come to our aid in these situations by guaranteeing us very stable support where to place our camera in total safety. In fact, just place your feet on the ground and spread the axes well, and then put the camera on the tripod head.

Now let’s see How to use a tripod for a phone and some useful tips so as not to inadvertently damage it during normal use. Especially on soft surfaces and on slopes.

How to use a tripod for phone

By using the tripod in the snow, everyone makes a mistake that can prove fatal to our poor helper. Spread your legs up to the block and then rest them on the snow. Here, never do it.

The snow – even if compact or covered by ice – is still soft (inconsistent) and the tripod legs are thin tubes that have the characteristic of penetrating deeply into materials of this type.

When you place your tripod on snow (but also on sand, mud, or gravel) it will be completely unstable. You will then be forced to push him down looking for solid support for his legs.

Support that can be reached either by reaching the solid ground below or by compacting the snow to the point that it offers sufficient resistance to keep the legs still.

But when we go to push down our poor easel, just to ensure that his legs find some stability of support. It happens that the leg slips into the snow proceeding at the same angle with which it enters and this brings the three legs to spread apart as they sink, quickly exceeding the maximum opening angle allowed by its physical structure.

The first thing that happens – when we start to push down – is that the legs flex and curl. Then, if we keep pushing the stand to try to make it stable. The bending can lead to the breaking of a joint or the bending of a pipe. Serious damage that renders our tripod unusable.

Use the tripod wisely on slopes

When you are on a slope, always be very careful to level the Best tripod, avoiding positioning it in an unbalanced way, that is, inclined towards the valley. This is because it often does not realize its slope … except when it falls.
Always level the photo tripod on a slope.

Also, when you are photographing on a slope, always place it with one leg towards the valley and the other two parallel towards the mountain. This guarantees greater stability and safety against a possible imbalance.

Two parallel legs towards the valley can be at risk of overturning in the event of a collision. This is the correct position of the tripod on a slope: one leg downstream and two parallel upstream, but above all a well-leveled tripod.

Tripod and lightning

The photo tripod, be it aluminum or carbon, is an excellent conductor of electricity.

Maybe you don’t know, but the lightning bolt knows it very well and willingly takes advantage of it. Seriously, in the event of a storm, both in progress and on the way, know that you are at a high risk of electrocution from lightning precisely because of the tripod.

Especially if you are in an open place, therefore far from buildings, trees, pylons. Your tripod turns out to be the highest conducting structure on the ground … practically a lightning rod.

If a thunderstorm is coming, stop photographing, quickly put the tripod away and get to safety. Safe doesn’t mean under a tree, of course. It means inside a building, a cave, or in a car.

If the storm catches you off guard, as sometimes happens, with lightning suddenly falling in your vicinity. Do not hesitate: remove the camera and quickly spread the tripod on the ground. Then close it and go to safety.

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