Setting Up Your Tripod for Use on Ground Level

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When you shoot in the ultra wide angle format, getting down to ground level helps create the best image. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, gives you tips on ground level setups.

For ultra wide photographs, it is important that your tripod gets you close to the ground. In one tripod brand, you can use a ground level adapter that removes the center column and extends the legs fully. Another tripod has a removable center column. Ian even suggests setting your camera on bean bag on the ground.

Join pro shooter, Ian Plant, for methods on using the ground to assist in making creative images with the ultra wide angle lens.


See all of the videos in our Ultra-Wide Landscape Course:

Ultra-Wide Landscape – Course Preview
Introduction to Ultra Wide Angle Photography
When to Use an Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Shooting Near and Far with an Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Focus Stacking Photography with an Ultra Wide Lens
How to Prevent Lens Flare
Shooting Interiors with an Ultra Wide Lens
Retouching Focus Stacked Images
Setting Up Your Tripod for Use on Ground Level
Blending Exposures Using Photoshop
Wide Angle Lens Distortion Correction