Now that you have an idea what type of photography you will want a tripod for, it’s time to look at exactly what you are going to need or find useful. The obvious trade-off is between weight and strength. It’s likely that the pleasure you get from photography will lead you to want to try out more and more techniques and subjects. If you can afford it, I would recommend buying two tripods to cover you for all situations. I expect that most of you who are beginners will only want to choose one to start with, so that is the choice I want to help you with in this article.