A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilisation, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding the camera the right way to begin with. This video shows you how it’s done.
As Photography Life explains, blurry photos happen when the camera is moved, particularly when your shutter speed is slow. The easiest way to prevent this? Learn how to properly hold a camera so it remains stable. In the video above, they demonstrate how to do this in detail, but here are a few helpful pointers.
- Make sure your feet are perpendicular to your subject: This gives you more balance because there’s less back and forth movement than when you’re standing parallel to the subject.
- Tuck your elbows in: Make sure your elbows are pushed to your sides. This way, your body keeps them stable and you’re not flapping them around.
- Breathe out: Release your breath before squeezing the shutter release. This way, your body isn’t moving as much as it is when you’re breathing heavily.
You’ll want to check out the video above, which offers some visual guides. Then head to the link below for even more detail.
How to Properly Hold a Camera [Photography Life]