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For this blog we look at the different items available for your photography from Vanguard photo UK more specifically tripods camera bags and rucksacks and accessories.

As a vanguard photo UK ambassador, they are naturally my first choice for tripods and camera bags. However, I have not been asked or told to announce anything, it is all my own opinion. The purpose of this blog is to discuss the benefits of using a tripod for landscape photography or for photography in general and improve your outdoor living through Photography.

The benefits of using a tripod

benefits of using a tripod in photography:

  1. Stability: Tripods provide a stable platform, reducing the likelihood of camera shake. This is particularly important in low-light conditions or when using slower shutter speeds.

  2. Long Exposure Shots: When capturing long exposure shots, such as during night photography or when photographing flowing water, a tripod is crucial to prevent blur caused by hand movement.

  3. Sharpness: Using a tripod allows you to achieve maximum sharpness in your images. It's especially important when using telephoto lenses, which can magnify even the slightest movement.

  4. Multiple Exposures and Panoramas: Tripods facilitate the creation of multiple exposures and panoramas by keeping the camera in a consistent position between shots.

  5. Precise Framing: A tripod enables you to compose your shots more precisely. This is useful when you want to carefully frame a scene or when working with macro photography.

  6. Self-Portraits and Group Shots: For self-portraits or group shots, a tripod lets you set up the camera and join the group without needing someone else to take the photo.

  7. Video Recording: Tripods are essential for video recording, providing a stable base for capturing smooth and professional-looking footage.

  8. Reduced Fatigue: Holding a camera for extended periods, especially with heavy equipment, can lead to fatigue and unsteady shots. A tripod alleviates this issue, allowing for more comfortable and controlled shooting.

Vanguard Gear

It is true that the camera is the most important piece of equipment when it comes to landscape photography, but I cannot ignore the importance of a tripod. Without a tripod, I would be in a world of trouble. As a result, I will have difficulty maintaining stabilisation and may not be able to produce a sharp image. Furthermore, I would go so far as to say that it is an integral part of my setup procedure. Setting up the final image at both locations after conducting a scouting mission. The tripod is the first step in creating the image. Therefore, I would consider the tripod to be just as important as the camera when taking a photograph.

So let's take a look at some of the Vanguard tripods that are available, specifically the ones that I personally use.

I have been using this tripod for a number of years now and it works perfectly as an alternativeNice smaller option lightweight tripod. Despite this, this tripod is an excellent choice for landscape photography as it provides greater mobility and stabilization.

A slightly taller tripod, which is also perfectly suited for landscape photography, is this fantastic tripod I have been using for many years. Having used this tripod for over two years now, it was my favorite and first choice.

One of Vanguard's latest addition, a carbon fibre tripod the veo 3+ 303 cbs, has truly caught my attention. Available in carbon fiber and aluminum. This tripod stands out with its innovative material. With me Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, it perfectly suits my needs, providing stability for my camera at various heights. The carbon fibre construction not only adds a modern touch but also keeps the tripod legs comfortably warm on chilly mornings. After using it for a few months, I must admit, this tripod has exceeded my expectations and won me over from aluminum options.

Alta Pro 3VRL

The ALTA Pro 3 VRL from Vanguard is the latest tripod on the market, boasting an impressive height of 177 cm and a hefty load capacity of 15 kg. While it may be a hit among video creators and landscape photographers, I can't help but feel a bit envious of its towering stature. Having had a chance to test it out briefly at the photography show, I must admit, it does seem like a dream for landscape photographers, but I can't shake off the feeling that Nonetheless, its features, reminiscent of the original Alta Pro tripod, with twist spike feet and other exciting additions, make it a tempting choice for those in need of a sturdy and tall companion for their photography adventures.


Vanguard offers a wide range of rucksacks, camera bags, hard cases, and wheeled bags and suitcases style bags to suit many needs. They have

top-notch padding to keep your gear safe, various levels of waterproof protection, and even modern features like USB ports in some bags.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the bags available

My first pro style bag with Vanguard has been with me for an impressive nine years now. Even though I don't use it as much these days, it has stood the test of time protecting my gear across America, Iceland, and most of the UK. The padding and protection are top-notch, but let's be real, this bag is can sometimes be heavy when fully loaded however this is a compromise to go with the excellent padding. It's a bit of a workout lugging it around, but hey, at least my gear feels like it's in a fortress, right?

Camera equipment
Bag interior which can be fully removed

I've got to admit, my Vanguard veo active 53 camera bag is the bomb! It's not just any bag, it's my favourite bag. The padding? Top-notch. It even fits a camelback or water bladder, plus a spot for a water bottle. And get this - there's space for all your gear and a sneaky USB cable to charge up your power bank. Pockets galore, including on the straps and in unexpected spots. It's not just functional, it's stylish too. This bag is definitely a winner in my book.

The Veo Range of camera bags is another excellent option. Again, it was the look that drew my attention with the almost military style or tactical appearance of these bags. These bags are primarily designed for mirrorless cameras, but a digital SLR can also be accommodated. It should be noted, however, that some larger cameras may have difficulty fitting into these bags. Despite being very nice and lightweight, this has been one of my favorite bags for quite some time. However, if I may be honest, I would like it to be slightly larger, however, that's a personal choice due to my height.


Vanguard offers a wide range of accessories beyond tripods and camera bags, including spotting scopes, binoculars, rain covers, tripod plates, and spikes plus much more.



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