Tripods are essential for many kinds of photography because they hold the camera still during long exposures – and when you’re using telephoto lenses where the slightest wobble will blur the picture. Tripods are also useful for slowing down the pace of your photography, for holding the camera so that you have both hands free […]
A monopod is essentially a one-legged tripod, with a telescopic head and a mount at the top for attaching the camera directly or a tripod head. Monopods are not free-standing, but can still provide very valuable extra support for shooting at slow shutter speeds or with long and heavy telephoto lenses.
Camera shake is blur caused by camera movement during the exposure. It happens with indoor shots or outdoor shots in poor lighting or at night, when the low light levels mean the camera uses a longer exposure and hence a slower shutter speed. The slower the shutter speed, the more likely it is the camera […]