You don’t always need three legs to keep your camera stable
the Platypod Pro Max (PLATYPOD.COM/ MAX) is an excellent piece of kit for use in situations where tripods are banned or space is perhaps too tight for one. it’s compact and easy to tuck into your backpack, but it provides a rock-steady camera platform when it’s used properly. to buy your own head to
other options are a beanbag or lenssack that can be used to cushion your camera, or a mini tripod such as one of the Joby gorillaPod stands. Clamps aren’t such a good idea as you’re not usually allowed to attach them to anything when shooting from tall buildings, so your camera support must also be selfsupporting. Wex Photo Video (WEXPHOTOVIDEO. COM) and other online retailers offer a good range of compact supports.