Tips to prevent handshake!

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It takes good techniques to get good shots. The most important is to prevent handshake, which can be controlled by the photographer.

To create a photograph, a lot conditions need to be fulfilled. It is very easy to take a snapshot and obtain a blurry image; It takes good techniques to get good shots. The most important is to prevent handshake, which can be controlled by the photographer.

How does one prevent handshake when holding the camera? I would like to recommend some tips here:
1. Practice shooting with a vintage camera. Once you are used to it, you can handle a plastic Lomo cam with ease.
2. Use a high speed film.
3. Use a higher shutter speed, thereby reducing the amount of light hitting the film.
4. When shooting, lean against a wall or pillar for support.
5. Hold your breath when you press the shutter. You can practice this even if you don’t have your camera with you or while you are waiting for someone or the bus.
6. Use a tripod and cable release.
7. Don’t give yourself too much pressure, relax and shoot. Photography should be fun, forget all the rules, have a relaxed walkabout and don’t think, just shoot. Without pressure, you can definitely shoot some clear photos.

written by hwangcharngan on 2011-04-09 in #gear #tipster

3 Comments

  1. orangeuke
    orangeuke ·

    nice tips!

  2. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Another tip would be that you can generally use a shutter speed the same length as the focal length of your lens - so 30mm length = 1/30th. If you use an SLR however mirror slap can cause camera shake when using slower speeds, so a range finder, point and shoot, etc, will be better for low light!

  3. panchoballard
    panchoballard ·

    Another tip: press your elbows together when shooting. Keeps movement to a minimum.

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