Best cheap photo accessories: Remote release
Firing the shutter without touching the camera is essential for eliminating camera shake when using a tripod, but a remote release can also be a creative tool.
It’s essential for shooting pictures in places where you can’t get to the camera.
Sports photographers will have cameras set up behind the goal or at the finish line to capture otherwise impossible images, while a similar technique makes it possible to shoot wildlife that would otherwise be scared off.
A wired remote release such as the Hahnel HRC280 enables you to fire the camera from around three metres away, while a wireless remote release such as those from Seculine or Hahnel enable you to shoot from up to 50 metres away.