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The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography, 1st Edition by Alan Hess

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18. KEEPING THE CAMERA STABLE AND LENS TECHNOLOGY THAT HELPS

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CAMERA STABILITY IS key when you’re shooting any type of photograph. It is especially important when you are using slow shutter speeds, as is often the case in night and low-light photography. The next sections cover all the different tools you can use to hold your camera steady—tripods, monopods, or any number of clamps and mounts—but in this section we are going to look at the best way to handhold the camera.

Many photographers follow the rule (mentioned in section 16) that says when you’re shooting handheld, you should not use a shutter speed slower than the reciprocal of the focal ...

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