Camera shake killer

Make yourself a 'tripod' for a few pence

Even though many modern digital cameras have anti-blur technology camera shake is still ruining otherwise decent snaps. Those slim, sleek little point and shoot cameras slip easily into a shirt pocket or handbag so it doesn't make much sense to then drag a bloomin' great tripod around with you. Even simple strategies, like using a bean-bag can be rather inconvenient if you are nipping out in just shorts and a T shirt.

This video shows you how to solve the problem for a few pennies.

Also check out this piece on string tripods.

And don't sneer: "Dutch star photojournalist Theo van Houts once used a contraption like this to capture a candid shot of the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm."

So there!