Remember your Tripod!
You never know when the nighttime photography opportunity will arise. Keep your tripod in your car trunk.
Nighttime is my favorite time to see things for photos, but a tripod is essential…a good tripod.
Something that is more important for sharp images at nighttime, more important than high-priced glass (lenses) or a fancy camera, is a solid, heavy tripod. A tripod that will keep your camera focusing on the same spot over long exposures.
For this shot, I used my SLIK ABLE – 300DX Tripod. It’s heavy, sturdy and easy to setup and adjust. The center post on this tripod will also reverse for really low angle opportunities.
I also use a Bogan 3001 with a Manfrotto #352 Ball & Socket Head, but this one I usually use in my table-top studio.
So, next time you are out photographing in lowlight, throw in the tripod just in case you need it.