Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Handheld shooting, part of Photography 101.
- There are a lot of different ways to hold your camera,…and how you hold it is largely gonna depend on…the size and type of camera and lens…that you've got in your hands.…Let's start with some real basic ideas.…This is something that you're gonna see a lot…if you just walk around shooting…and observe people with cameras.…You're gonna see this, which is really…the wrong way to hold your camera.…Here's the problem, when I do this, I have no stability.…Even just by focusing or zooming my camera,…chances are I'm gonna move it,…and that's clearly not any good.…The whole idea here is to hold it steady.…So instead of getting your elbows way out here,…you wanna bring them in tight.…
So here's a couple things to consider.…First of all, if you wanna bring them in tight,…that means your hand positioning has to change…from like this to like this.…So instead of over, under.…Now when you're holding it under,…here's the thing about this hand.…This becomes where the primary weight of your camera sits.…Not in your shooting hand, but in your other hand.…
- Adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Controlling autofocus
- Using buttons to change focus, metering, and shooting modes
- Carrying a camera like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively and changing your point of view
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold A Camera Like a Pro
2. Stabilize the Camera
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Push Your Buttons
6. Control Your Auto Focus
Focus peaking1m 21s
8. Change Your Point of View
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