I was recently on a trip to China and wanted to shoot some videos for cinemagraphs. I was travelling with my brother and father and often found myself scrambling to set up my tripod while we were exploring, not wanting to hold anyone up. In a few desperate moments I used what was around me (tables, books, street corners, etc.) to keep my camera stable but it didn’t always work out.
What are your best tips for recording video without a tripod?