A tripod is a great tool when photographing or filming. Thanks to a tripod, you can place your camera firmly and stably anywhere. There are tripods in many shapes and sizes, for all kinds of devices: smartphones, cameras, action cams. How do you choose a suitable tripod? We will help you with that, so read on!\n\nWhen do you need a tripod?\nChoose a light tripod\nChoose the suitable material\nFlexibility\nVersatility\n\n\nWhen do you need a tripod?\nA tripod ensures that you can position your camera or phone stably and quietly. But a tripod offers many more possibilities. For example, a tripod allows you to photograph with longer shutter speeds or with telephoto and macro lenses. A tripod is also ideal when filming. With a tripod you shoot stable images and that gives your video a more professional look.\nBefore choosing a suitable tripod, it is wise to consider in advance what you will mainly use the tripod for. For example, it is smart to choose a light, flexible tripod if you travel a lot. We recommend paying attention to these four things before buying the right tripod.\n#1 Choose a light tripod\nA tripod is a useful tool when filming and photographing. It is therefore important that it is easy to take the tripod with you. It should not become a burden due to its size or heavy weight, for example, unless you always work from a studio. We recommend choosing a light, compact tripod so that you can easily take your tripod to any location. A light tripod does not mean that the tripod is not sturdy.\nIn addition to the weight of the tripod itself, it is also important to pay attention to the load-bearing weight of the tripod. This is the weight that your tripod must be able to carry. Do you use a heavier camera with many accessories? Then it is important to be sure that the tripod can support this weight, so that the tripod does not fall over or become unstable.\n#2 Choose the appropriate material\nThe material of the tripod largely determines the weight and price of a tripod. Most tripods are made of carbon, aluminum or plastic. Tripods made of carbon are very light and strong, but they do come with a high price tag.\nAluminum tripods are also fairly light, yet very strong. Aluminum tripods are a lot cheaper than carbon tripods.\nIf you have a small budget, you can also opt for a plastic tripod. For larger tripods, plastic is usually not sturdy enough.\n#3 Flexibility\nBefore you purchase a tripod, it is important to find out in which situations you mainly want to use it. Do you make a lot of travel content and vlogs? Then it is useful to be able to place or attach your tripod anywhere. With a flexible tripod you can easily attach your camera, smartphone or action cam to a tree branch or fence.\nIf you mainly take images from a table or other surface, it is wiser to purchase a fixed tripod or table tripod. It is more difficult to place a flexible tripod completely vertically. So if you often conduct interviews, it is better to go for a tripod with fixed legs.\n#4 Versatility\nConsider in advance what you will use the tripod for. Are you looking for a tripod for recording all kinds of videos such as travel content, vlogs and social media content? Then a multifunctional tripod such as the Ulanzi MT-44 tripod is a good choice. You can use this tripod for both a compact camera and a smartphone. You can use this tripod as a tripod and selfie stick.\n\nIf you are looking for a tripod for making product videos, a slightly larger and heavier tripod is a better choice, such as the MOJOGEAR 3-in-1 179cm tripod. This tripod contains a horizontal arm, making it perfect for making product videos as well as top shots, tutorials and cooking videos, for example.\nAlso consider which equipment you want to connect to the tripod . A tripod for a camera often has a 1\/4" or 3\/8" screw on the quick-release plate that you can connect to your camera. So you can't just connect a GoPro or smartphone to this. To be able to connect a GoPro or phone to a tripod with this screw connection, you need aGoPro mount with screw or a phone holder. Sometimes these are included, but not always. So pay close attention to this when purchasing a tripod. View our tripod phone holders .\nQuestions?\nDo you have any questions about choosing the right tripod or about a specific tripod? Please contact us. We are happy to help you!