Image stabilization

A family of techniques used to reduce motion blur. Image stabilization is generally unnecessary when shooting on a tripod and its use may cause unpredictable results.
Standard image stabilization techniques are designed for stationary photography.

When shooting in an airplane or moving vehicle, it may be best to turn off image stabilization and:

  • keep the shutter speed as fast as possible
  • keep the camera within the vehicle out of the wind
  • in a piston-powered airplane, avoid resting the camera on the plane as this will translate engine vibrations directly to the camera
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