Tripod plate orientation - Photography quick tips

When using a tripod plate on the bottom of your camera, try to position it adjacent to the lens.

That way, there is zero chance the weight of the lens will allow the plate to slip off the tripod.

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Plate and lens are in a straight line. With the camera on a tripod, there's a chance the weight of the lens can make the camera slip. 

 

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Plate is adjacent to the lens. There is zero chance of slip due to lens weight.