for Landscapes and Macro shots, it's best to use a tripod whenever possible.
It reduces camera shake obviously, but it also slows down the picture-taking
process, which means you have more time to concentrate on the composition.
Have a good look through the viewfinder. What message are you trying to
express? What story are you telling, and how could you tell it better?
Hand-holding tends to make you skip over the important stuff.
When you relax, you spend more time perfecting the composition, more time thinking and tuning in with your subject. I call it 'getting in the zone'. It becomes more like meditation, more like painting than photography.
With landscapes, you have to get the horizon straight, which isn't easy
I use a tripod 99% of the time, and my pictures are much better because
Why do you think all professional landscape photographers use a tripod?
Or are you happy with your photographs being average like so many