I've already gotten paid a couple times now since I joined up in Draemstime back in May but at first did not have a clue what I wanted to get with the money I earned through sales. A couple of weeks ago I finally decided I really should buy my self a Monopod because the weight of my lens, body and flash has been starting to get really heavy for me when I am out taking photographs. For over 3 years now every thing has been hand held which has been fine for me but after getting the Nikon D300 I noticed the added weight and I am shakier with that extra weight.
I received the Monopod by UPS last night and I have started to try it out around the apartment to get use to the feel of it before I take it out on one of my photography outings. I have been quite pleased with the outcome so far and I am looking forward to taking it out on my next photography adventure. The monopod will be traveling with me when I head out to Florida next week which will give me lots of practice with it.
I chose a monopod over a tripod because a lot of places lately that I have visited are starting to not allow tripods but monopods are fine for you to use. Plus I think the monopod will be easier for me especially when I am photographing the animals in the zoo since it takes less room then a tripod does.