Tripods for Every Type of Photo-shoot
Project a professional image and avoid blurred and out-of-focus photos with tripods and monopods. These essential items of equipment for studios and location shoots keep cameras steady and avoid wasted footage while also reducing strain on camera crew members' arms, backs and shoulders. Portable tripods are ideal when your teams are filming on location, especially if they are carrying heavy equipment on foot to reach remote destinations. Specialist sports tripods, mounts and harnesses keep the focus right at the center of the action for unique, exciting images.
Keep Heavy Gear Steady
Super-long zoom lenses get camera crews closer to the action when shooting nature, sports or surveillance photography. However, it's hard for even the strongest photographer to keep heavy gear steady enough for quality shots. Sturdy three-section tripods from companies such as Vivitar or Bower hold expensive equipment steady and secure, especially when conditions such as windy weather threaten stability. Adjustable legs with quick-release locks offer a range of shooting heights for different crew members and make the tripod collapse easily when moving to the next shot. Bubble levels on camera platforms help avoid wonky horizons, while pan and tilt control handles allow film crews to track the action with ease. Quick-release mechanisms let photographers remove cameras quickly to grab those unexpected and unmissable handheld shots.
Stay Safe in Tight Spaces and Eliminate Camera Shake
Avoid trip-hazards for your film crew when filming with tripods in busy crowds, in high-traffic areas or at sporting events. Equip your teams with monopods that support cameras discreetly and don't pose a danger to the public or competitors. Monopods from Bower or Kodak feature collapsible locking legs for maximum portability and interchangeable rubber or spike tips for both indoor and outdoor use. Veho's extra-long extendable monopods give photographers the edge as they can take shots above the heads of the crowd. Alternatively, small and flexible tripods, such as those produced by DigiPower, Joby or Bower, have wraparound legs that attach cameras to railings, poles or branches, providing extra stability for sharp images.
Save Time on Repeat Shots
Table-top tripods are a great way to increase productivity when crews are shooting repeat photos for product catalogs or filming time-lapse or scientific testing photography. A photographer attaches the camera to the tripod in a set location, selects the settings and takes shot after shot without needing to waste time repositioning and refocusing the camera.
Get Right to the Heart of the Action
Help film crews capture unique and exciting action images that give your company the leading edge by equipping them with a range of action camera support systems. Sunpak’s action video grips attach to tripods to support filming at height and at ground level, while Bower and Veho handlebar mounts allow incredible action shots of bike riders and their routes. Headband straps, helmet mounts and chest harnesses also capture action shots from unique perspectives. Floating devices help keep action video cameras safe when filming underwater.