Stand on something hard
Avoid setting your tripod up on something soft like sand. Your tripod will slowly sink into the sand, even if it looks sturdy at first glance. Because of this slow movement, if you need to shoot slow shutter speeds your images will be blurred. It’s better to set the tripod legs on something hard, like nearby rocks, to hold it steady. You can also weigh down tripods with your camera bag and a bungee cord or rope to stop it swaying in the wind.