25 More Lessons (I've) Learned
28. Learn How To Hold Your Camera

Despite how easily this skill may come for most of us, most of us take our tactile handling of our equipment far too much for granted.

This is especially true if you are using a compact digital camera, which you employ to take pictures while youíre on the move.

Experiment with the strap, the base, your palm and your fingers; learn what positions give you the best leverage and stability. And once youíve figured it out, always, always make sure that that camera is securely fastened to you be whatever means youíve discovered to be best suited to you.

Practice often enough that you feel comfortable handling the camera and changing functions and settings with one hand, while you use the other to brace yourself or dig into your bag for something you need.

Lastly, let your other hand handle the camera every once in a while. You never know when a little ambidexterity might come in handy...

*a deft example: mariusmellebye's Do this guy need more champagne

*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.

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