In Today’s Photo Minute, Brian Osborne reminds us not only the importance of making sure your tripod is setup correctly and level, but how to do so with some of the features included on many tripod designs.
Spend some time practicing setting up your tripod paying attention to keeping the legs level more so than just the camera. Doing this on uneven surfaces is an even better way to work with the feature of the legs being able to angled out. If your tripod center column has a horizontal option like demonstrated in the video, make sure you try out the operation of that as well.
Finally, for a reference on the tripod leg sets and heads that we recommend, check out our Equipment Recommendation List on the Resources page of our website for our top suggestions.