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Types of Tripod Heads Used Professional Photography

Do you love photography? Almost all of us like to take pictures of different things; and with smart phones in our hands, it has become quite easy. However, if you aspire to become a professional photographer, you have to learn the nuances of photography as well as know how to operate different equipment to click perfect photographs. The basic requirement of any photograph is that it should be stabilized and blur-free. Tripods are used to capture such images that mostly include the shots of natural surroundings such as landscapes, natural architecture, group portraits, different animal motions and other special events known as panoramas. In low light conditions and to create imaginative effects, tripods serve as the best camera equipment. They are made up of 3 legs and a head to put a camera on it, so that the photographers can use it easily.

Tripod heads are very important component of the equipment as they allow the photographers to capture images from different angles and directions. Also, tripods are classified according to the type of their heads. Tripods having two way heads are the most basic type that let you move the camera up and down, and left and right with ease. A three way headed tripod also lets you flip the camera to one side or the other, but it becomes more handy when you want to capture an image from a horizontal frame to a vertical frame. This feature of the three way tripod helps you to shoot better videos of an event.

In technical terms, tripod heads are divided into two categories namely ball heads and pan heads. Ball head allows the swift movement of the camera in all the directions and can handle all kinds of cameras and lenses including the heaviest ones. On the other hand, the pan heads are used to tilt the camera on the tripod in the left/right and up/down positions by unlocking and adjusting the levers present in them. Ball heads are quite useful to capture animal movements where the animals are moving very fast and it would be difficult to shoot them if you spend time in unlocking and adjusting the levers of a pan head camera.

If you are really interested in professional photography and need different kinds of equipment to learn it in a better way, you can find them online. Many companies are providing various photography products on their websites.