Carrying a Tripod
Obviously, this isn’t a rocket science blanket recommendation, but something to think about if you are likely to face lighting conditions that will require a super slow shutter speed. On the contrary, packing a tripod can slow you down, be awkwardly bulky, and certainly identifies you to everyone around you as a photographer. In its favor, you can make exposures as long as you like and keep the camera locked onto a view for which you might want to vary the settings.
Everyone has their own preferences for style of tripod, but the light, strong materials like carbon fiber, which are unfortunately the most expensive by the way, make carrying a tripod less of a chore. You also need a strap of light case, and a tripod head that locks tight but is easy to use.
When Tripods Are Forbidden
There is a freaking creeping culture of restriction when it comes to setting up and using a tripod, and it’s so funny that it is happening in just those places where a tripod is pretty much vital and essential to take a photograph. These are places namely museums, galleries, interiors, and archeological sites. These are inevitable unfortunate times a photographer must face. When faced with the situation where yes, you can take photographs but no, not a tripod, there are a number of possible solutions: