© Paul Mozell
The tripod is still one of the most essential, universal, and adaptable tools for photographers of all ability levels. The tripod may be the most overlooked accessory among photographers just starting out. This applies to users of small point-and-shoot models and bulkier DSLRs. The tripod helps you fix the position of your camera, make incremental adjustments to its position, communicate easily with portrait subjects, and create panoramic images. Although image stabilization technology in today’s cameras does make it easier to shoot at slower shutter speeds, the low-tech tripod is still essential.