how to properly hold a camera.

by John Waco Jr July. 05, 2019 178 views
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One of the most important things about good photography – and one that is most overlooked – is how to properly hold a camera. The heavier the camera, the more important this is. Right hand grips the camera with forefinger on the shutter button. (Everyone gets that part right. It’s the left hand they get wrong.) Left hand UNDERNEATH the barrel of the lens, supporting the camera from below and elbows tucked in tight to the body. That’s it! You focus and zoom the lens – not that anybody focuses anymore – while your hand remains underneath the camera and your elbows are tucked in. Focusing with your hand on top of the lens is the sign of a rank amateur. You see, supporting it underneath with your elbows close to your body provides a stable platform to eliminate camera shake.

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Dave Bowman 3 months, 1 week ago

#2 If I tried this position at my age, someone would have to pick me up like that and carry me home. As an older photographer, I am thankful for the new technology these days with auto focus and anti shake.  (Bi focal eyeglasses just don't cut it.) What are your views on using a monopod for hiking and photographing? Better than squatting and bracing or not?

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Russell Smith 3 months, 1 week ago

When I was younger I participated in Competition shooting (target) when I was using the long lens I had the thought to take the principles of holding a rifle and tranfering it to the camera/long lens. I was supprised at how much slower I could go with the shutter speed althought I am sure I looked a bit odd lol.

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