I have a challenge that I don't know what to do about. I wish to do some self portraits but I don't have a tripod. My last $15 tripod could barely support my compact camera and when I got my DSLR, the tripod barely stood and was very uneven. I had no choice but to trash it. I do not have any assistant except for some kids that would be happy to either take photos of everything but me or run off with the Camera, and quite honestly I don't want kids running off with my $400 Camera. Do you have any ideas?