Photographers know that one of the most important ways to combat blurred photos is to take the shooter’s body movement out of the equation by using a tripod. A tripod provides stability and flexibility, and when you’re out on your summer adventures, you’ll want something that travels light. Consider a monopod/walking stick. Designed to be compact and portable, this trusty accessory can give you a lift as well.
Pair your monopod with a quality shutter release for maximum benefit. By using a wireless release, you can now keep your attention trained on your subject, which is particularly important if it requires conversation and eye contact (read: young kids and distracted teens). A wireless release is small, inexpensive and a must have for your camera bag. Try our ProMaster wireless shutter release, which makes an excellent companion.