Workshop Preparation Post #4: Use a Ball Head

When you buy a good quality tripod, you get just the tripod legs (even though it’s called a tripod). A good quality ballhead can make all the difference in capturing great looking landscape or nature images. A ballhead will let you quickly and easily adjust where your camera is pointed and how it is oriented (horizontal or vertical). Its also the most secure means to hold that expensive DSLR and lens you’ve just paid good money for.


The folks at Really Right Stuff make the best ballheads and arca-swiss style clamps I’ve ever used and the unit shown above is their BH-40 LR (BH-40 head with B2-40 LR clamp). It fits perfectly on my Gitzo tripod legs and keeps my Canon 5D Mark III secure and stable when taking landscape shots. It’s a great ballhead for basic pano shots as well.


2 thoughts on “Workshop Preparation Post #4: Use a Ball Head

  1. Hi Jeff, Just wanted to check to see if you got the message I sent a couple weeks ago. I was letting you know I won’t be able to make this years workshop.

    Sent from my iPad Harold Barnett

    • Harold,

      I did receive your message. We’ll miss you.

      Jeff Lynch Jeff Lynch Photography, Ltd. Sugar Land, Texas 832-451-8676

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