This is a good set up if you want to paint sitting down or just want your painting panel closer to your palette. Just crank up the tripod head and put the panel holder on upside down. Many artists use the painting easel in this manner sitting or standing. Note that the LARGE TRIPOD HANDLE is used to position the tripod head for the panel holder to attach. This gives the Panel Holder more stability than if you use the SMALL Knob. Watch the videos if you have questions.