Slow shutter and fast burst mode

These two things seem a little counter intuitive to mix, but there are times when they are a godsend.

Imagine you're out with your camera and tripod on a mission to get the perfect sunset shot. Conditions are perfect. You get to the location, pull your tripod out of the bag and find a leg has completly sheared off somehow! But, you're 30miles from home and determined to get a shot.

Cue our little technical mix. We don't want to push ISO too high as it's a landscape shot. And we still want to keep at around f5.6 to f8. But, this brings our shutter down to 1/10th. We put our camera into high burst mode, then by pre focusing and turning auto focus off to stop focus hunting between shots, we take a quick succession of shots. In theory the middle shot will have less camera shake. It's to do with the initial shutter press and release causing extra motion.

Try it out for yourselves. Oh, and the story is a true rendition of a situation that happened to me... The shot i got from this technique is below. 

No tripod used in this, just handheld high burst mode to get the sharpest shot possible in the situation

No tripod used in this, just handheld high burst mode to get the sharpest shot possible in the situation