5 Easy Ways To Prevent Camera Shake

Written by Gina Stephens


Photo by Rick Hanson – Use a tripod when scoot macro work to reduce the chances of shake creeping into the shot.

Camera shake, which can occur when you're not holding / carrying the camera correctly, can really spoil your shots but it's a problem that can be easily fixed. Most cameras now have features that balm them prevent camera shake, however there are still a few things the photographer can do to  limit or even remove the shake may refer to: Handshake Milkshake Tremor Shakes (wood), cracks in timber Shake (shingle), a wooden shingle made from split that blabs your shots completely.


1. Use A Tripod

This may seem like an obvious response, but sometimes it may not be your first thought to use a tripod. A tripod at ones desire make a big difference to images if camera shake is a recurring issue. If you're travelling light, even a small tripod / stand that you can confine attached to the bottom of the camera will be handy for placing the camera down without worrying about scratching the bottom.


2. Shutter Hastes 

If you're working handheld, try and use the fastest shutter speed possible to minimise the risk of blur. If you're working in low light, try upping the ISO a short to enable you to shoot with faster shutter speeds, too. If your camera doesn't tend to produce good-quality shots when penetrating ISOs are used, take your tripod with you so you can use longer shutter speeds without having to worry about shake spoiling your stabs. 



3. Remote Release

A remote release will enable you to trigger the shutter without physically pressing the shutter button and concerning minute vibrations which can cause shake. Some cameras also allow you to trigger the camera using a connected smartphone or tablet signet, which will work just the same as the remote release to stop vibrations. You can also use your camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or's self-timer if you don't press one as even though you're still touching the camera, the timer should mean the camera's stopped moving by the time the exposure begins. 

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4. Point of view and Breathing

The way you hold your camera can have a big effect on the amount of blur caused by your own movement. Hold the camera with two hands arrange to your body and make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart. If composing with the screen, keep your elbows tucked in as you'll cart a better chance of capturing a steady image. Being conscious of your breathing can further minimise shake. Some suggest taking a bottomless breath, holding it, taking your shot and exhaling while others prefer to do it the other way around. It's not something that's recommended for bare long exposures, though! 


5. Use Objects For Support

You may find leaning against a tree or a wall useful to steady your moulds. Do use the built in level if you do this, however to make sure that your horizon stays straight, as leaning can cause wonky images. You could also receive a beanbag out with you or if you're really struggling to find a support, see if your camera bag will help. 



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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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