A great picture depends on various factors, but one that makes a huge difference in many situations is image stabilization. Using a tripod not only will help you improve photo quality, especially for low light or close-up settings, but knowing which models to use for specific situations can make taking photos easier with improved results.
Berlebach Mini Leveling Wood Tripod
This is a beautiful work of art and crafmanship. Made from solid Ash wood, this tiny tripod has a high load capacity and can get your camera down to 4 inches above the ground and a maximum height of 15". The wood offers a high vibration dampening for even sharper pictures. It only weighs 1.98lbs and costs $300
Joby Gorillapod SRL Zoom
This is probably one of the most unique supports available today. Featuring multiple jointed legs that allow them to almost mimic an arachnid pose. You can bend and rotate them to achieve the perfect shot and even place your camera on a street light or tree branch. It can hold up to 6.5 lbs and weighs half a pound. Yours for only $49
Slik Mini II GM
A remarkable mini tripod that collapses to 14 inches and weighs 1.6 lbs. It can extend to a wooping 43" in a snap but allows to position your camera 6.4" above the ground. You can even invert the center column for even lower angle shooting. Available now for $80.