Amateur or professional, photographers do often require the camera be stable while they take the shot. To cater to the requirement, there are a lot of options, but they tend to be complicated and expensive. Photographer Stephen J. Payne got around the problem by creating the pStick.
At the simplest level, the pStik adds some weight to the camera to keep it steady and ready for action; adding mass to lower the center of gravity. Payne has been making and using them for a while now, and made a few as custom orders, before deciding to go public with a Kickstarter campaign for the camera stabilizer. Bereft of any movable parts, Stephen calls the pStik the “simplest camera stabilizer in the world.” Take a look at the Kickstarter page and the pStik website for more.