Shoot images without touching your camera

Remote releases are used to take photos without moving the camera, ideal for sharp shots when shooting close-up or for long exposures (Image credit: Brian Worley)

How can you take photos without touching or moving the camera? There are several ways to shoot without using the shutter button. Some cameras are capable of using one or more methods, but what are they?

The first method is the self-timer, which you set in the camera’s drive settings, where you will generally find a choice of a ten-second or two-second delay. Cameras beep or flash an indicator, which becomes more urgent when the shutter is about to release. 

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Brian Worley

Brian is a freelance photographer and photo tutor, based in Oxfordshire. He has unrivaled EOS DSLR knowledge, after working for Canon for over 15 years, and is on hand to answer all the EOS and photographic queries in Canon-centric magazine PhotoPlus.