A trick for reducing camera shake blur in weak light

Here’s a trick for working in weak light, that can help deal with the problem of camera shake blur.

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If you’re using your camera hand-held and find yourself needing a slower shutter speed than you feel comfortable with, try taking your photos in fast burst mode. While a single shot might be smeared with a bit of blur, taking a burst of shots increases your chances of getting one that’s sharp.

Part of the reason is just that the numbers work in your favour. But another reason is that it increases the chance that one of your shots happens to fire in between camera wobbles.

And that joey, by the way, is a Pretty-faced Wallaby, also known as a Whiptail Wallaby.

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