Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Handheld shooting, part of Photography 101 (2012).
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Part of holding your camera stable is quite simply how you hold it in your hands. …If I'm holding the camera like this. You'll notice that I have a lot of just …movement in here. If I zoom the camera at all it's probably …going to move the lens physically. This just isn't very stable. …So what I want to do is get my arms tucked down in, and really stabilize the camera. …The first thing you can do is instead of holding your hand this way. …Flip your hand the other direction so you have a nice, solid, stable platform and …rest thee lens on it. By doing this you've just created a …stable platform to rest the camera on. Now bring that to your face and bring …your other hand up and grip it. To take your photo.…
By doing this you're bringing your arms inside close to your body, keeping them …nice, snug, and solid. So you have a good solid grip on the camera. …Another thing is, you're quite often going to want to hold you camera vertically or …in portrait mode. The problem is when you do this your …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 11s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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