Here are two quick tips for taking sharper pictures.
As discussed in a previous post, using a tripod instantly improves the sharpness of your pictures. But even more can be done.
Here are two ways to eliminate any camera shake when taking tripod pictures.
- Consider purchasing a remote shutter release. This small lightweight remote switch allows you to activate the shutter button and avoid camera shake. Even when your camera is mounted securely on a tripod, this remote cable release will ensure that, in the excitement of the moment, you don't accidentally jar the camera when you press the shutter button.
- An excellent alternative (and zero cost) is to begin using your camera's self-timer feature. (And you thought it was only for taking pictures of you with your family.) But it's also a priceless feature when you want to trigger your camera and avoid all camera shake (this technique only works when the camera is mounted on a tripod).
So, pull out your camera manual and read the self-timer section. You'll be glad you did.