If you wish to avoid blurred images (a process known as “camera shake”) it is essential to keep your camera steady. When standing up – keep the camera strap around your neck at all times, put your eye to the viewfinder, and tuck your elbows into your sides for stability. Take a deep breath and exhale. At the bottom of the exhale, snap the picture.

When taking vertical shots – hold the camera against a solid surface such as a post, a wall, or a tree trunk for support. Or rest your elbows on the back of a bench or table. If you have to lie down, try using your camera bag as a support, making sure that buckles and/or straps are not in the way of the lens.

--Laura Foster