Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Holding the camera, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
I suppose there's no wrong way to hold a camera, but there are definitely better…ways to hold a camera.…Proper camera handling will allow you to shoot more stable footage.…It'll keep you from getting sore and tired and it will help ensure that you…don't damage your camera.…If this is your first SLR then it may take you a little while to get used to the…weight and the balance if you are coming from a small point-and-shoot.…But handling an SLR is actually pretty simple.…Take your left hand, drop the lens into it.…This is your main source of camera support and look what's going on with the…rest of my fingers, they are you're holding the bottom of the camera.…
Most important thing about holding an SLR though, or holding any camera really,…look where my elbow is.…It's pressed against my body.…It's not hanging out here.…When it's pressed up like this, I have a very sturdy support for the camera right here.…My right hand then goes around the battery grip.…This continues to help support the camera and it puts my finger just where it…
- 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 Nikon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 11s
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Using the 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 Modes
15. Using Custom Settings
16. Retouching Images
17. Caring for Your Camera
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