Below, I don’t always bring my tripod to class, so I drew an illustration of what I use. I like very strong tripods, very strong ball heads, and very strong Arca-type mounting clamps that secure the “L” bracket that attaches to my camera. I do not like “Quick Release” equipment unless I am to wrestle with a Boa Constrictor.
If you have any questions about equipment, you can email or call B&H. I have found that they are always very knowledgeable. If you are assembling your own chosen components, remember that an inexperienced mechanic over-tightens every fastener. Don’t do that! Make all connections reasonably snug but not ever ridiculously tight.