About 3 Legged Thing
From Whence We Cometh
3 Legged Thing was born out of frustration. Frustration at the thousands of tripods available in the world that only do one thing, many of which with no consideration of a photographer's workflow. It seemed obvious to our founder, Danny Lenihan, that something needed to change. Somebody needed to create a product that served multiple purposes - broader approach to the market as a whole, with tailoured idiosyncrasies to make even the most jaded photographer smile. A fresh approach was required, and, to coin a famous expression "if not now, when?".
And so 3 Legged Thing was born - and like any newborn calf, we stumbled around blindly for a while, finding our feet in an already saturated market, and were shunned to a large extent by the wider photographic community, and labelled "gimicky" and "irrelevant". The other manufacturers scoffed at our cartoonish approach, and brightly coloured tripods, dismissing us as less than the least irksome fly in a stadium. But soon, that all changed...
The Chicken Shed
For no good reason, other than random circumstance, our HQ is based in a Chicken Shed, on a farm in Stagsden, Bedfordshire, England. It is within these four humble walls that 3 Legged Thing has grown into a global innovator in camera support technology. We lay claim to some of the biggest techonological and aesthetic changes in modern tripods, including the introduction of colour, multiple sectioned centre columns, detachable monopod legs as standard on every product, parallel locking system, and multifunctional tri-mount plate.
We also employ a diverse assortment of fictional creatures, most notably elves and leprechauns. The leprechauns have proven to be adept at weaving magic, despite constant antagonistic behaviour from the elves, who remain suspicious of leprechauns ever since one of their own was caught in a compromising scenario with two fairies by Billy Falalelly, one of the leprechaun supervisors. For the time being, fairies are banned from the premises, as are unicorns whose attitude towards local horses was completely untenable.
Founder and CEO