This one is more for those of you who are actively looking to take your photography to the next level. I see many photographers out there using remote triggers, this is a rookie practice. I myself fell into this waste of money trap very early in my career as well. Don't get me wrong, if you want super long exposures (well over 30 seconds) or star trails at night, a remote trigger will be a good thing. For many of you this is not the case, you are simply wanting a little longer exposure to smooth the water or add a little light to a scene. What do I do? I set a 2 second timer. Seriously, why mess with a remote trigger when all you need is already built into your camera? Set the timer for 2 seconds or 5, whichever is better for you. Slowly push the shutter and then very carefully remove your hand. EVERY ONE of my long exposure images except 1 has been shot using this technique so I promise you will not see movement from your hand without the trigger. There are other things to consider such as your tripod, the weather, steady shot, and so on but I can get into that in the future. Would you like a tip or do you have a question? I guarantee you are not alone! Send me an email and I will get you an answer and then post a tip about it! You can get advice many places but what I offer is proven technique and a no bullshit approach to the solution that anyone can execute, plus I want to help you out!