If you've been looking at purchasing a tripod, you might have noticed that there are two types – those that include the legs only, and those that include the legs and a head. The head is the top part of the tripod that you mount your camera on, and which lets you move the camera around on the tripod to achieve your desired framing.
There are a few different types of head available for your tripod, which is what we'll look at in this article. Some tripods come with a built-in head, which cannot be removed. Others come with a head included that can be removed (which allows you to swap for another head if wanted). If you purchase a legs only tripod, then you'll need to purchase a head separately.Read the rest of this entry »