Remote Releases

A remote release allows you to trigger the cameras shutter without touching the camera, while the camera is on a tripod or stabilised in some other way. This helps to prevent vibration and camera shake, particularly when using slow shutter speeds and long exposures.

There are a variety of different types of shutter release, from basic one-button types such as the one in the image. There are also releases with built in timers and special connectors that allow you to use your phone to control the camera.

Many cameras also allow the triggering and capturing of images from your camera through a laptop or desktop computer using a usb cable ( known as tethering) and images will appear automatically in software such as Adobe Lightroom.

Most camera manufacturers now also offer a phone / tablet app that connects to recent cameras, to allow downloading of images via wi-fi.

Image of a camera remote release