Photography Tips

Why You Need a Cable Release for Bulb Mode

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A cable release not only minimizes camera shaking, it also has the ability to lock down the shutter button for bulb mode which is extremely useful for long exposure photography. WHAT IS BULB MODE? Bulb mode, denoted by a B allows the photographer to manually open and close the shutter for the desired exposure.  Select manual mode or shutter priority, then scroll your selector wheel all the way to the end of the shutter speeds.  After 25″ (25 seconds), 30″, it will show “bulb” or the letter “b” on some cameras.  In bulb mode the camera will keep capturing a...

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