Photographers are recommended to invest in a good tripod, some kinds of photography more in need of it than others. However, with all the different options out there, it may be overwhelming to pore through all of them and come to a decision.
Tripods have long been one of the most important tools of the trade for many photographers. Some genres and projects even require it. If you've made the big decision to invest in a sturdy and reliable tripod, it's not enough that you know how to secure your camera to it.