On the first day of photography class the teacher told us we would need a tripod. Since he stated it would be necessary after spring break, I waited until spring break. Or a week after spring break. Of course. First we went to Frys, and got a tripod that was super disappointing. It was so weak that when I screwed the head into the camera, the screw broke. Uh, yea. That got returned very fast. Before that I had seen tripods that were said to be very good online that cost $150, and I really did not want to pay that much for it. To be perfectly honest, no my photographs are not really worth that much. Hoping for the best, we went to Best Buy, and got pretty lucky to land a tripod that cost $60 and feels pretty sturdy.