A camera tripod is a photographer’s best friend. Having a solid support for your camera opens up so many shooting possibilities and new techniques, from smooth horizontal panning to long exposures and traffic trails.

Whether you use a professional DSLR camera or a more lightweight mirrorless camera setup – or anything in between – it’s important to find the right tripod for you. We’ll help you by running through the different types available, and show you what to look out for. And once you’ve got your tripod, don’t forget to pick up a dedicated camera bag, as these will often come with dedicated tripod holders.