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Smaller Options

The Trusty Bean Bag

There are all sorts of beanbags available specifically to help you stabalise your camera. The type of beanbag above left will help you line up your camera on the right angle for your shot. The type of beanbag on the right (Stealth Gear Extreme flat beanbag - forest Green) could be very handy indeed. Not only would it enable to use a fence or post to help stabalise your shot, it would also enable you to turn your car into a hide - if you open your car window the beanbag will rest on the opening in your door. It has a handy strap to help you carry it without too much fuss, and even wrap it around branches for extra support. There are however hundreds of designs available and which one is right for you will depend upon what you want it for - for example, you may want something particularly small for convenience.

Camera beanbags often come without the beans, so you may need to get hold of some "filler" seperately which can easily be done on-line. Polystyrene balls would probably be the lightest material to carry - but it can be a matter of personal preference.

The Pocket Tripod

Pictured above is the Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for DSLR Cameras. A GorillaPod also has the advantage of being able to bend around objects and grip to them. 

​Joby do a range of GorillaPods which can be browsed using the links below. The key is to look at the specifications and make sure the GorillaPod you opt for can handle the weight of your kit.

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