Tip # 2 – Cable & Wireless

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My second tip idea originates from thinking about my forthcoming photo walk which will be held on the 18th July.  To sign up visit here.

If anyone out there is like me then you’ll often forget to pack that cable release into your gadget back.  Furthermore, you might not even own one, or your camera may not accept such a device.

For those of you who don’t know what a cable release is then it’s a corded control connected to your camera which means you can take a picture without risking shake from pressing the on-camera shutter release.  Obviously your camera will need to be supported on a tripod/monopod for this to work properly.

Right, here’s the tip.  As long as your camera is fully supported then you can simply use your  self-timer control to release your shutter which will give you the same end result as a cable release device.  If you have a modern digital camera, you should have the ability to specify what time delay you require ie. 2 seconds, 5 seconds or 10 seconds.  Personally I’d suggest 5 seconds as there may still be a small amount of shake after 2 seconds having pressed the camera’s shutter release moments before.

Feel free to leave any comments/suggestions and I hope this tip helps you get sharper pictures.

Ben

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