Gear: Tripods

Architectural photography usually involves the use of a tripod, it isn’t just to support a camera it acts as a datum. We can keep the same camera height when working in a room or space.

It provide a stable platform for longer exposures and bracketing shots.

Manfrotto 055

It holds our field monitors, remote triggers and tether cable securely.

It keeps our camera safe there is no chance of laying it down on a table where accidents are due to happen is remains fixed to the tripod.


There are a lot of tripods on the market, we tend to use Manfrotto but recently we added a large gear column Calumet tripods after retiring out faithful Benbo.

We have both carbon fibre and alloy tripods the one we use depends on where were shooting, mobility, speed of work and stability with fully rigged setups.

The Manfrotto 055 series is our preference they are relatively expensive and the carbon fibre models damage easily, but there are so many other equality worthy of a place in our kit bags.

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon Fibre

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Саlumеt 7800

Free hand shooting

On location shooting for Haven

When we are shooting room details or places where it isn’t practical we usually shoot without a tripod.

Other tripods we use

Manfrotto BeFree Carbon fibre Travel Tripod, a supper compact and light tripod we use when travelling it won’t suit our main line of work but when travelling we tend to use our Sony A6500 camera.

BeFree Carbon fibre Travel Tripod