I'm just getting into DSLR photography and most of the critiques I've received so far are about my images being blurry or unstable. Most have suggested that I get a tripod/monopod to rectify this as well as allow me to take some "cleaner" shots. I'm a bit torn between both of these since each have their own benefits/drawbacks so I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions or feedback regarding their tripods/monopods? I really like the monopod setup since it'll give me stability on my shots as well as being lightweight. The tripod is also of interest however I'm somewhat concerned over its weight as well as it just being overall bulky/clumsy and longer setup times. Also, I've seen people talking about quick release plates for their 'pod setups. I'm guessing having one of these would be advantageous however would these plates be considered a must-have if getting a monopod/tripod? I've never used either so I'm not sure if people have preference for one over the other or if you have both and use them on specific occasions. Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.