The tripod head is an essential part of this piece of equipment. This is what holds the camera in position as it is needed for. There are several kinds of heads of which are available to photography enthusiasts. Some of these are permanent fixtures to the tripod while others are marketed as a separate or optional addition to the equipment. Camera tripods’ heads come in different types. Some of these are meant for specific purposes while others are more versatile in its use. The pan-tilt head is aptly named. This is one which can be moved accordingly to either side to be able to accommodate both vertical and horizontal orientations.