Ditch the tri­pod

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John ad­vised Luis to shoot hand­held de­spite the very low light lev­els. “Us­ing a tri­pod is an op­tion, but I of­ten find it cum­ber­some, and it re­duces your abil­ity to move quickly and find dif­fer­ent an­gles,” re­veals John. “I al­ways pre­fer to shoot hand­held and lean against walls, trees or any­thing that will help to pro­vide some ad­di­tional steadi­ness. Of course ev­ery­one’s mileage will vary when it comes to get­ting sharp hand­held shots and not ev­ery­one has the abil­ity to shoot at 1/15 or 1/20 sec. The weight of your equip­ment plays a part, too. For these types of sit­u­a­tions, my trusty light­weight 20mm f/2.8 lens is a killer.”

EX­POS URE 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO4000 LENS Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

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