Pods and Clamps

As well as the standard tripods and monopods, there are other handy devices for steadying the camera. These are two that have solved a lot of problems over their many years of use. These may both be off the market now.

This one was marketed by Vivitar. It collapses into a very compact form, and expands to be either a table-pod or shoulder gunstock brace. It is primarily tough plastic and is light to carry.

An exceedingly configurable camera mount. It is trademarked "The Other Hand". Quite massive.