View Poll Results: How Do You Hold Your Camera When Shooting in Portrait Layout

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Thread: Holding Camera when shooting portrait layout

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    On a tripod. It is a good practice to orient your camera in a convenient way, consistently. This way, you will have little trouble while editing / scanning the images in a strip...

  2. #22

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    1. always use the vertical grip

    2.1/3 of the time can just flip cam clockwise so that the original shuter release buton is at ur chin position. this is when u want the flash( hotshoe) light to appear to come from model's left hand side.

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    It depends what camera I use.

    right hand over for SLR.....but I have use of a vertical grip.
    extremely awkward to put hand under when using a large camera, maybe impossible. both hands seems to be crossed, think its because I use left eye on viewfinder. If try using thumb to depress the shutter will feel like not enough grip on the camera.

    right hand under for small P&S digicam.
    Gripped the small camera with my left hand then my right hand clasped lower part of my left hand and use my right thumb to depress the shutter.

  4. #24

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    In most situations, right hand over. But flexibility is the key. Sometimes right hand under, other times at different angles!

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    Whatever that is comfortable ?
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    Default Re: Holding Camera when shooting portrait layout

    Just do what ever feels comfortable to you.

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aton
    right hand under for small P&S digicam.
    Wow, what an old thread revived. Anyway, most PnS cameras have their built in flash to the left of the lens. Turning clockwise places the flash above the lens, which is the recommended position as you don't want your flash to be illuminating the subjects from below.

  8. #28

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    there's no right way...to each his own!

    but there is a right way after all...buybuybuy vertical grip!!

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    Default Re: Holding Camera when shooting portrait layout

    I love chicken wing~ lol

  10. #30

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    DSLR: right hand on top... my wrist feels a bit awkward if it's below
    PnS: right hand below... the PnS might slip off when im holding it from the top

  11. #31

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    I use the vertical grip. If no vertical grip, I'll have right hand on top. Right hand on top too for PnS.

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    Default Re: Holding Camera when shooting portrait layout

    right hand under, no vertical grip.. keeping both hands tight to the body I can hand hold more stable than the chicken wing over cam grip.. the trick is to have feather light touch on your right hand..

    I also sometimes have my elbows lock on my waist belt/belt for added stability.. that is of course only if you can keep your whole body stable~

    *just noticed this is an OLD POST~
    Last edited by viix; 19th June 2009 at 05:14 PM.

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