When I first started shooting, I didn’t have a wireless shutter release. While I have said in a previous post that shutter release switches are fairly cheap. There is also a way to get around using one all together.
This solution would seem like a no-brainer, but I would put money on somebody not thinking of it. The trick is to use the camera self timer. When it is essential to have no movement at all, this is the only other way to get a crisp shot.
Simply focus, set the timer. Release the shutter and step back. For HDR shots which again require no movement of the camera, this technique is amazing.
To do this, set your camera to continuous shooting on a timer. It should turn out perfect. Of course it is still important to take multiple shots. A bit of movement, especially at zoom is terrible.