This really does not sound as gruesome as the title implies.Well a tripod is particularly useful when taking photographs to reduce the inevitable camera shake. But sometimes it is just not possible to drag that tripod along. Especially in places like shopping malls, museums, places of worship, etc. Continuously practicing using the camera helps over time to get better quality pictures.For a steady grip, hold the upper arms as close to your sides as possible, dig those elbows to the ribcage.... continue reading
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Here I let myself to publish one of the Chase Jarvis's blog's article.I found his suggestions interesting and useful, especially for those who still learns what does it mean to be a professional photographer. Hope it would be helpful to you too.Chase Jarvis's blog:I'm taking the liberty of suggesting that you do one or more of the following today:1. Shoot personal work. Call in some favors, get creative with no budget, and shoot something for yourself.2. Set free that idea... continue reading
Image stabilization in lenses does really work!Sensors in the lens move a set of elements in the lens to compensate for shaking on the photographer's part.If you look through Canon and Nikon's lens lineup, you'll notice that most IS or VR lenses are telephoto.There are some exceptions, notably Canon's 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens, 18-55mm and Nikon's 18-55, but otherwise the telephoto (> 60mm or so) is the typical recipient of a shake reduction module.Of course, other brands include the sensor... continue reading
Most of us experience most of hand-shakes when we shoot macro or highly zoomed shots. Especially those of us who don't use a tripod or a D-SLR, things become worse.Its just a vague idea I have that the vibration reduction techniques used in any camera are about generating a vibration in opposite direction.I am a singer, composer and a song-writer. Many times I arrange my own music. In my career I came across a scientist who was working on the same principle for generating noise free cars.... continue reading
Forgot to bring your tripod and desperately want to use your non-image stabilized tele without camera-shake? Use the "over-the-shoulder" technique!Support the long lens on your left shoulder (this is easier for lefties (left eye dominant)) and aim it backwards. Yes, it seems like looking over your shoulder, but this way you provide a solid base for your lens. Don't drink too much or rest your hip against a wall. continue reading
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