I have searched the forum for a thread about hints on avoiding camera shake, but couldn't find one... I've had my 350d for a few days now, fiddling around with the settings, reading the manual and snapping away at my desk and in my living room - but i'm amazed at how many shots are blurred or just rubbish... i didn't expect loads of keepers, but i'm finding it hard to get just one out... At first I snapped away merrily, then reviewed the pics and thought Oh, better get a tripod - which handily we have in the office, attached that, more shots, more review - oh. Maybe I need to use the timer so i'm not even touching the camera - snap - oh. I 'think' I get the 3 way logic of; fast shutter speed reduces camera shake, which needs more light (lower F-stop) and/or lower (100-200) ISO, (but having lower F-stop and iso = less depth of field )... but that's too many variables for a brand new budding photographer. Can anyone think of any basics i'm doing that I can eliminate and/or what is a good start point, eg, F5.6, ISO 200, 125 shutter = "average shooting conditions"... Cheers, Nelson.