There are many aspects that go into making a successful photo, but at the end of the day, if it is not sharp, the rest will not matter much. A little bit of technique can go a long way into improving your chances of getting a sharp photo, particularly if you are shooting handheld, and this awesome video tutorial will give you some great tips for improving your chances.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this excellent video tutorial will show you some helpful tips for getting sharp photos when shooting handheld. Of course, you can use a tripod, but a lot of us (myself included) like to avoid this whenever possible. I personally hate lugging one around and hate setting it up and taking it down even more, so if I can avoid it, I will do everything I can. You might be surprised by how much paying a little more attention to certain aspects of technique can improve your keeper rate. When I kept my mind on things like my elbow position and breathing with the shutter, it made a huge difference in how long I could hold the camera reliably. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Popsys.