I bought my first tripod today. I am looking forward to using it, especially when we go into the city and I take pics of the Christmas lights at the end of this week.
I am hoping to be able to more effectively shoot the slow shutter speed shots, where tripods are always recommended.
Have been reading up on the settings to try for Christmas lights at night.
This site was useful http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/christmas-light-photography/
I love how much info and advice is out there.