This aluminum field easel doubles as a lightweight camera tripod. There are two separate attachments for the top of the easel; one is a clip for holding artwork and the other is a tripod head. When used as an easel, you can rest your artwork on two clips that are mounted to the front, or snap on the aluminum tray (included) to hold your work. A springloaded clamp holds the artwork at the top of the easel. Maximum canvas height is 40 inches. The tripod attachment has a quick release head with a build in level. The entire easel folds down and fits into a convenient black nylon travel bag. The travel bag even has a shoulder strap!