Architectural photography, perhaps more than any other type of photography, involves an understanding of balance and symmetry.
It is important to have a focal plane which is perpendicular to vertical lines and vertical lines which are straight, which we have touched on earlier. The easiest and most effective way to keep these things in check is with the use of a tripod, which helps you keep the camera level and parallel to the horizon.
As well as this technical advantage, tripods are also essential for capturing steady shots which are sharp and free from noise, thanks to the ability to shoot at longer shutter speeds and avoid raising the ISO setting.
If you are not sure where to start when it comes to purchasing a tripod, take a look at our handy tripod buying guide.