How To Hold A Camera

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You've bought that fancy new high-ass optical zoom digicam, gotten home, unwrapped it, and started shooting. Problem is, all your shots are coming out blurry. What gives? You may be holding your camera incorrectly.


Digital Photography School (not a real school, put your tuition money away) shows you how best to hold a camera up to your face. Hint, it's completely different from holding a rabid beaver.

Use your right hand to grip the right hand end of the camera. Your forefinger should sit lightly above the shutter release, your other three fingers curling around the front of the camera. Your right thumb grips onto the back of the camera. Most cameras these days have some sort of grip and even impressions for where fingers should go so this should feel natural. Use a strong grip with your right hand but don't grip it so tightly that you end up shaking the camera.


There. Now go get some pictures of the Jolie-Pitt baby.

How to Hold a Digital Camera [Digital Photography School via Lifehacker]