Camera Tip #40 - Using the Tripod Head

How to use your tripod--NYC Photo Safari

Even if you have properly set up your tripod as we explained in our previous post and correctly mounted your camera, you aren't quite done. We have one more important tip to help you extend the life of your equipment. When making an adjustment to your camera position, don't just twist the camera. Instead, release the appropriate knob or handle. If you only twist your camera, you are likely to loosen up the lock or strip the thread on your camera.