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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Wireless Remote VS Wired Remote

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Both the wireless and the wired remote controls can trigger the shutter release without touching the camera so minimizing camera shake, but beyond that they have their own specific purposes. Each has its advantages as well as disadvantages.   Wired Remote Wireless Remote Compatibility Some cameras do not allow for the insertion of a cable release Not all cameras support wireless shutter releases Direction Allows operation from any direction Difficult to use from the side or back of the camera (How Infrared Remote Trigger Works) Battery No Battery Required-Powered by Camera   Needs battery (CR2025 5 PCS, 10 PCS) Range Most have shorter range Good distance Outdoor...

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