The best tripods in 2024 for taking better photos

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The best tripod can help raise your game when it comes to producing quality photography and video. A solid, sturdy set of legs and ball head opens up technical possibilities that would be difficult or impossible to achieve otherwise, including long exposures, low-light shooting, traffic trails, panoramas and panning shots.

With so many brands and models on the market, which is the best tripod to choose? A good place to start is to consider the material. Some of the best tripods are made from carbon fibre, which is stronger and lighter than aluminium or magnesium alloy, but it's also more expensive. 

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Matthew trained as a broadcast engineer with the BBC in London and later switched to journalism and photography. He edited a number of magazines for Future PLC in Bath, before becoming a freelance photographer and technical writer in 2001.

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