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Ten items you should have in your camera bag
Almost all cameras have self-timers, but they're often pretty limiting. A remote release allows you to trigger your camera's shutter at the precise moment that you want, without needing to physically touch the shutter button and risk introducing vibrations. Traditional cable releases will allow you to stand off a short distance, but many modern cameras offer support for wireless remote releases with a longer range, and often front and rear IR receivers, meaning you can trigger the shutter from behind or in front of the lens. The downside of IR releases is that they can become unreliable in very bright light.