How to Hold Camera and Taking Pictures More Accurate

The posture for if shooting is extremely important and is something that people don’t usually give a lot of importance. It’s not something taught in photography courses, and there is a little for each account to find out what is most comfortable, but sometimes that comfort can cost you some good pictures!

I’ve talked in some other article about having had a “serious” problem of framing with my first camera! My life was cut in post-production. I did the framework, looking at the whole picture and everything was ok, but when I saw the picture she was invariably more spacing on one side than the other.

It was a saga trying to figure out the “problem” of the camera, until one day a friend, also a photographer, asked me if I wasn’t with any vices of posture. I confess that my first reaction was to think it was impossible.

But I began to observe carefully all my posture and found that like me most of the time (or ever) photographed instinctively makeup not touched the eye in the viewfinder (optical viewfinder of the camera) so as not to smudge of mascara, and this distance was enough to change the framework of my photos EVER!

Corrected posture, magically the photos come out correct

Oh, you don’t wear mascara … Yes, but just to give you an idea that things has nothing to do with equipment or photographic techniques can bring you losses as well.

This is one of the reasons that I’m bringing today’s Josh Dunlop with tips that I liked a lot about attitudes.

And the other reason is that I keep telling in my articles for you to practice shooting at low speed, and these moves will help you and have more firmness to this mission.

I hope you enjoy!



By Josh Dunlop

This is a post that most people only would pass over, without even thinking of your importance, then I congratulate you for coming this far. I hope this post helps you lose some bad habits, and show you how to hold a camera.


Since I started holding my camera properly, I was able to reduce the exposure time of my camera because I can’t hold it any longer in low light situations. It has everything to do with how you hold and where it puts your center of gravity, which determines the balance sheet and the balance of the camera. When you stretch the arm (as in the picture on the left), you hardly supports the camera and move your centre of gravity away from your body. This may seem unusual, but it is something that we all do without realizing it, especially when it comes to pictures. You should try to keep your elbows close together, because that will provide stability to maintain the steady and low center of gravity.

The same is true when you are taking pictures of pictures; do not allow your left arm separates from the right. You will notice that the second photo is still wrong, but because the second leg is not being used properly to support the camera. To place the second hand under the lens of the camera, you will be reducing the risk of destabilizing the camera and avoid putting your fingers in front of the lens.

  1. Keep your elbows together, against your chest.
  2. Keep your left hand under the lens, rather than the side.
  3. Lean slightly to the camera, holding her tight against his forehead.
  4. Keep your legs open
  5. The right to take pictures.

I’ve talked about the center of gravity, because that is the main point. The lower it is, the lower the possibility of moving, and the closer he gets your core body, the easier it will be to keep it still.

Below is something that we’ve all seen from time to time, replicated in the world for tourists and art students. Tilt back and forth with your camera can seem like a good idea, but actually it’s much easier to just take a step forward or backward. Think of it as the “game of the tower” with all blocks inclined to one side; It’s much more likely that you shake and topple everything. Keep everything straight for best results.

If you have struggled to keep it stopped, so there’s an extra technique that I would like to share with you. There are different variations of this technique, usually with what you do with your left hand, but this is the way that works best for me. You use your left arm as support, putting a hand on your shoulder, resting the camera on the top half of the arm. You can then use the camera normally, only turning to the side of your target, instead of directly.

Try for yourself and see what works best for you.This is not a position that I often use because it can be a little weird and I like being able to zoom, but I came back to it in the past when it mattered.


There is no surprise in the fact that sit lowers your center of gravity and increases your balance, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. To stretch your legs, you’re actually only partially supporting your body, and do not lean, your balance will vary.

By simply raising your lenses, you have a place to put your elbows, and lean, you create a solid core where you can rest your camera. Open your legs will prevent you swing side to side and allows you to take more precise pictures in lower speeds. And Yes, I noticed that her left hand is not in the right place – Oops!

Finally, if you have room to lean down and turn on, then this is the best place to stay. Without wishing to repeat myself too much, you can see what you should do here. Position your legs doesn’t matter anymore, because all your weight is being pushed to the front of your body, and this makes your arms become especially important. In the first picture, with the left hand on the outside of the camera, she’s pushing the camera down, while the picture on the right is supporting the camera from below, while providing a firm platform for the camera. Your arms will still need to be next to each other, but not as much as before, because they will be acting as legs and need a slightly larger space to continue providing support.

And you, as usually position? Have you ever had a problem like that? Have you noticed any change in your photos with some of these changes? Share with us here in the comments!

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