Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Holding the camera, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
I suppose there's no real wrong way to hold the camera, but there are definitely…better ways to hold the camera.…Proper camera handling will allow you to shoot more stable shots, will keep…you from getting tired and sore as you carry lots of gear around all day, and…will help ensure that you don't damage your camera by bumping it into…something or dropping it.…Holding an SLR is pretty simple.…There is a good technique for it though, and that is to take your left-hand and…get your elbow into your side here because that gives me a really stable way to…support my left-hand. And then I just drop the camera lens into it.…
Even a large lens, a big heavy lens, if I hold it right here, I've got some nice…balance between the body and the lens.…Next, I take my right-hand and I go around the camera grip right here.…On a well-designed camera like the 60D, the grip really fits my hand well.…That gives me, for one thing, a comfortable grip, but also a very secure grip.…It's hard for it to slip out of my hands if I really take advantage of this…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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