Looking at old camera manuals is a great way to understand concepts such as exposure, focus, f-stop, light metering. It’s also the place to find great vintage images of how to properly hold a camera. See some of the ones we found online plus find our own guide for holding the Belair cameras.
Ok, good inspiration, now let’s take a look at how to hold the Belair cameras for the sharpest images.
If you are going to hold and shoot with the Belair X 6-12 one-handed, make sure you are holding the front part of the camera on the shutter release side. The Belair is a sturdy camera and you want to make sure that taking the picture does not make your camera shake.
If you want to hold the Belair camera with two hands, we still recommend you grip the front of the camera, at least with one hand. Remember the light meter is on the front left hand side of the camera, so make sure to watch your hand position.
Remember, this is just a guide, don’t worry about any rules. If you find a better way to hold the camera, go with it! And let us now with a camera manual style photograph of your own!