First things first, I need a tripod. My good friend Karl Austin posted online a good deal the other day and suggested a Manfrotto 190XB + 804RC2. However upon reading a few reviews (and me being the traveller that I am) I’m opting for the Manfrotto ‘BeFree’. I’m not one for lugging around huge equipment (I guess I picked the wrong hobby!), so this looks a good compromise. Designed to fit in ‘carry on’ luggage too which is a bonus.