What's that on Albert's back?
It's a nice photographic tripod from Joby called "Gorillapod", whose legs are firm yet flexible and can be e.g. wrapped around any tree branch or railing. There are three sizes available (Albert is wearing the middle one) and while it's not exactly "small", it's extremely lightweight (and can be folded into any position when carried)! Just what you need for those unplanned night shoots.
Gorillapod can already be bought in the Czech Republic.