Truzi, your real problem is that you're crippled and can't function without crutches.
You might want to spend some time learning how to think like a photographer about the mechanics of obtaining a well-exposed sharp image. The best guide for beginners that I'm acquainted with is W. A. Blaker's book Field Photography. Long out of print, but you should be able to buy a used copy via abebooks.com, alibris.com, amazon.com, ...
I used to give copies of Field Photography to friends who were floundering as you are.