How I hold my camera steady

It’s one of the most frustrating struggles of the typical photographer: unsteady hands. Sometimes it will cost you a dozen shots, sometimes it will cost you your next masterpiece. Moments are fleeting and seconds are quick and when that picture-perfect scene passes, it’s gone. And you can’t bring it back.

So what should you do? Here are some things I practise myself:

  1. Think still. Concentrate on the weight of the camera in your hands.
  2. Try tucking your thumb under the base of the camera. This should help to keep it steady.
  3. Improvise. Sit down, support your camera with a drawn-up leg and anchor the lens on your knee.
  4. Hold your breath. Surely it won’t take forever.

Do you have other tricks up your sleeve? Feel free to share them below.


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