So, I am told if I want to make my photos better, I should buy a tripod . However, I take a lot of photos while traveling or when I am out for a day away from a car and doing things other than just taking pictures. If I am honest with myself, most of the time I am going to be shooting hand-held and I doubt I am going to take anything with me under these circumstances unless the tripod is very small and light. I will also ultimately buy a "good" tripod for use when size/weight are somewhat less of an issue, but for now I am focused on convenience with reasonable functionality (meaning that having something is better than having nothing and I would not be completely wasting my money and effort), realizing there are going to have to be tradeoffs. Any suggestions? What do those of you who don't like to carry tripods use?