Tips for leveling a tripod

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  1. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

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    I've recently discovered just how much of a pain in the arse shooting symmetrical architecture can be without a perfectly level tripod. Does anyone have any foolproof methods for leveling a tripod on uneven ground?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The better tripods & heads have bubble levels on them. If you don't have one, you might be able to use a small level and just put it on the camera/tripod.

    I don't have great controls on my tripod head so I find it easier to adjust the legs rather than the head...to get the camera level.
     
  3. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I keep a torpedo level in my 4x5 case. I use it to plumb the film plane for critical work.
     
  4. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    ask in photo shops for bubble level. It is quite cheap and you attach it to your tripod. Then you are able to level it perfectly
     

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