What is a tripod? A tripod has three legs and is used to hold something in position and keep it steady. Tripods come in different sizes which should be considered in relation to the weight of the object to be held. If the tripod is too small, it will not hold and support a camera adequately, for example. The main features are legs, a head and plate. The head allows you to move the object while the plate is where the object is mounted. The legs then distribute the weight evenly among them to balance the object. Camera Tripods Maddcell Action PRO tripod stand helps photographers to take clear, sharp pictures because there is no "camera-shake" from their unsteady hands. This tripod stand is convenient and often creates better results than photos taken without the use of a tripod. A photographer should not use a tripod that is too heavy because he will be reluctant to carry it; the weight and size of a camera tripod also depends on its intended use. Another feature to consider is the maximum height, folded height, and minimum height the tripod reaches because this could affect your ability to take pictures; for example, if it does not go high enough to take a picture of something you want to photograph. Also, if it is too short, you will often have to bend over in uncomfortable positions. A photographer can also use a tripod to hold the camera, so he can set the timer and aim at the correct subject in order to allow him to be part of the photograph as well.