Tips/Tricks (see below for more details)
1. Tripod, Tripod, Tripod!
2. Use a Wireless Remote
3. Pay attention to the light
Settings: ISO 400, 18mm, ss3.2sec, f/7.1
Portland, OR - February 2012
1. Tripod, Tripod, Tripod! - I carry my tripod with my everywhere I go as you never know what the lighting situation will be when you shoot primarily outdoors. I find it especially important when I want to shoot sunsets, sunrises or in other low light situations. Having a tripod gives you the freedom to use lower shutter speeds and still maintain focus. You never know when you might need it!
Settings: ISO 400, 74mm, ss3.2, f/6.3
Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park - September 2011
Settings: ISO 400, 32mm, ss1/4sec, f/9.0
Sunset Lake in Oregon - August 2012
2. Use a Wireless Remote - Along with a tripod, I also have a wireless remote. Using it instead of pressing the shutter button, even when on a tripod, is another way to cut down on camera shake. If you don't have a remote you can always use the self timer feature.
Settings: ISO 100, 50mm, ss4.0sec, f/11
Sunrise at Kerry Park - October 2012
Settings: ISO 100, 18mm, ss12secs, f/11
Fireworks over Astoria, OR - July 2012
Settings: ISO 400, 250mm, ss1/30, f/11
Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss13.0sec, f/22
Longview, WA - January 2012
Settings: ISO 200, 163mm, ss1/250, f/10
Long Beach, WA - March 2012
“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” ― Haruki Murakami