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We highly recommend using a tripod to shoot sharp images whenever possible. We almost always shoot on a sturdy tripod, but one exception is when we photograph the East Channel Lighthouse in Munising Bay. Anytime you are shooting in or on a boat rocking in swells makes tripod use pointless. Instead, we used the best handholding technique we know. This technique includes using higher ISO than normal and opening up the lens to allow a faster shutter speed, activate the image-stabilization on our cameras, use autofocus carefully to stay locked on to the lighthouse, and shoot plenty of images to increase the chances of getting some really sharp ...

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