6 Tripods for Landscape Photography and Great Spring Photos

If you want to capture the beautiful colors that this time of year brings, these tripods for landscape photography are going to help.

For lovers of landscape photography, there is nothing better than seeing long winter months give way to warmer days of spring and the beautiful colors that come with it. To capture all the detail in the magnificence around you, you’re going to need a tripod that can help get the most out of the powerful sensor in your camera. In this roundup, we will take a quick look at six tripods for all budgets that will help you create memorable pictures of spring landscapes.

Even though many new cameras feature IBIS (which can make using your camera very easy), there’s still a need for tripods. To maximize the detail you can capture in the scenes you’re working, you need to make sure your camera is level and secure. With a tripod, you will be able to compose your landscape images exactly as you want. Also, if you plan on doing any long exposures, you’re going to need a tripod. The tripods we list cover a variety of budgets, they are all sturdy and easy to use, and most are very travel-friendly. They will certainly help when it comes to creating spring landscapes. Take a look at our top tripod choices for spring landscape photography below.

VEO2 235CB Tripod

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Solid build quality
  • The rubber sections for the legs feel really good
  • If you’re on the sand, they will keep dust and dirt from getting into the legs
  • Pretty much all the versatility that most photographers will need providing they adjust carefully
  • Lightweight
  • Fits onto the side of most backpacks

Cons

  • We wish there was a hook at the bottom to weigh the tripod down

Buy now: $149.99

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod

Spring Landscapes

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Nice and light without compromises in quality
  • Nice rubber twist locks
  • Very sturdy, even more so with the center column counterbalance
  • Collapse the legs and air rushes out to blow away debris
  • Easy to set up and use

Cons

  • The quality of the screw on the camera attachment plate

Buy now: $269.99

Pro Tip: Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding genres, but there is more to it than just pointing and shooting. Learning how to compose your image, include foreground elements, and process your images in post are vital. If you are new to landscape photography and want to create some stunning spring landscapes, check out this affordable tutorial. You’ll be making beautiful images in no time.

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod

Spring Landscapes

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Fantastic and perfect for travel
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable
  • Stays secure
  • All the adjustments that a photographer could really need or want at the price point
  • Two-way release ensures that your camera doesn’t slip out of the ball head

Cons

  • Doesn’t really have a lot of support for the Peak Design Capture Clip

Buy now from: $271.48

MeFOTO Daytrip Tripod

Spring Landscapes

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Cool colors
  • Weight hook to keep it weighed down
  • Really light
  • Was able to fit two of them into a Think Tank Retrospective 7 along with two cameras, lenses, etc
  • Solid build quality

Cons

  • Wish there were more bubble levels on the head

Buy now: $140.39

Pro Tip: Springtime can be a little hairy when it comes to weather, so you want to make sure you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Before you head out, make sure to have some weatherproof camera and lens covers. These covers will ensure that your gear does not become damaged when the heavens open up. The best part: they are super cheap!

SIRUI SR-3204 Tripod and SR-66C Column

Spring Landscapes

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • The absolute strongest tripod we’ve ever tested
  • The idea of interchangeable parts yet incredibly high quality is something new
  • Shot with a large-format camera on it with no trouble at all
  • Can handle really strong winds on a waterfront
  • Solid build quality

Cons

  • Heavy, but not unbearable

Buy now Tripod: $539.90

Buy now Center Column: $139.90

Fotopro EGL-65 Carbon Eagle Series Tripod

Spring Landscapes

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Made from ridiculously strong and durable 1K carbon fiber
  • Incredible amount of controls that allow the user to dial in the perfect camera position
  • The head glides around with ease! It’s as smooth as butter
  • Easy to get perfectly level thanks to the quick-adjust head and the large bubble level
  • There are three positions the legs can be placed in which help with composing
  • The spikes on the end of the legs mean business

Cons

  • The handle used for panning, feels cheap (plastic) compared to the rest of the components
  • It took a while to figure out what all the controls do, and the instruction pamphlet is really no help
  • The twist locks on the legs feel a little cheap due to the quality of the rubber grips, and they feel gritty when locking and unlocking
  • It’s a little weighty at 4.58lbs, but then again this is a lot of tripod

Buy now: $1,099

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.