Camera Shake: the ultimate cheat sheet for tripods, monopods and shooting handheld

Camera Shake: the ultimate cheat sheet for using tripods, monopods and shooting handheld

Camera shake is one of the most common photography problems that plagues every photographer.

There are many factors that contribute to how sharp your pictures are, including the quality of the camera lens and how accurately it’s been focused, and the choice of aperture and shutter speed. However, camera shake remains the biggest concern.

First and foremost, you can improve your chances of taking sharp pictures by developing a stable hand-holding technique. First, wrap the camera strap around your elbow and pull it taught. Cradle the lens underneath with one hand, grip the

However, no matter how stable you can handhold your camera, there’s no getting away from it: using a tripod or monopod will give you the best chance to avoid camera shake and get sharper pictures.

That is, as long as the support is sturdy enough to hold the combined weight of your lens and camera, and you follow good technique.

Our latest photography cheat sheet shows you the best way to avoid camera shake by showing you the best techniques for using your choice of camera support.

Our cheat sheet shows you step-by-step how to avoid camera shake when shooting handheld, when using a monopod, using a tripod and, finally, how to avoid camera shake when shooting HD video on your DSLR.

To view the larger version of this cheat sheet simply click on the infographic, or drag and drop it to your desktop to download.

Camera Shake: the ultimate cheat sheet for using tripods, monopods and shooting handheld

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