Holding the camera Canon 5D Mark III


show more How you hold your camera is mostly personal preference, but there are more effective ways you might not be aware of. The way you hold your camera can have a big impact on how stable your footage is, and in the case of heavier cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, it can affect how quickly you become fatigued. In this online video, you will receive some practical training on holding the camera. show less
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Holding the camera

I suppose there is no wrong way to hold a camera, but there are definitely better ways. Proper camera handling will allow you to shoot more stable footage, it will keep you from getting tired, and sore, and it will help ensure that you don't drop your expensive camera here. The 5D is very comfortable to hold. It's got this wonderful molded hand grip. There's a nice ridge right here under the shutter button that you can hook your middle finger under, and with that wedged in there, I've got a really good grip on the camera. There is this nice non-skid material around it. As heavy as this camera is, particularly with a big lens on it, if I'm holding it like that, I really am never that worried about dropping it.

I've got another grip back here, another molding back here, that my thumb fits along. This is a really nicely designed hand grip here. So good camera holding starts with good posture. I'm standing up straight, my feet are about shoulder width apart, and ...

Holding the camera
Video duration: 4m 10s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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How you hold your camera is mostly personal preference, but there are more effective ways you might not be aware of. The way you hold your camera can have a big impact on how stable your footage is, and in the case of heavier cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, it can affect how quickly you become fatigued. In this online video, you will receive some practical training on holding the camera.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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