Photography is, of course, a constant learning exercise – and that’s part of the pleasure and satisfaction.
On a recent road trip to the USA, I thought I would take a tripod but also lazily get by with handheld shots wherever possible. I kinda knew that I should keep shutter speed to a minimum of 1/125 to cope with shake, and thought all would be OK. However, after snapping Mt Rushmore, just as an experiment, I also took a shot with the tripod.
The difference in clarity is smack-in-the-face. I stand chastised and will now always pack a tripod