How to hold your camera

Look at how I am holding my camera here:

Holding a lens (Photo: Michael Willems)

Even without the long lens, that is how you should normally hold your camera: left hand under the lens, and turned so that the four fingers are below the lens, and the thumb left/above.

Why? Because this way, you stabilise the camera more. And unless you are using a tripod, stability is everything.

To zoom, use thumb and ring finger of your left hand – hand stays where it is. And to take a portrait shot, with your right hand, move your camera a quarter turn up – the left hand stays as it is.


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