When to use a tripod?

If you are fairly new to photography, you may be wondering if you need to invest in a tripod.
This video gives some excellent tips on why and when you might need to use a tripod, and how it should be used to take better pictures.

There are some really cool, lightweight and easy to use tripods available today, and many inexpensive ones too, but just get the best that you can afford and it will be your go to tool for years to come.