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Old Jan 22, 2007, 1:34 AM   #1
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What are some tips on void camera shake by not using a tripod for still photos?
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Old Jan 22, 2007, 1:46 AM   #2
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1. Keep your elbows tight to your ribs.

2. Expell the air in your lungs.

3. Press slightly the shutter button.

4.....Keep trying!
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Old Jan 22, 2007, 1:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tips.
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Old Jan 22, 2007, 2:44 AM   #4
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remember the old rule of shutter speed = 1/focal length of the lens or faster. Thiugh, it isn't always the case. Image stabilization helps if you have it.

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 3:12 PM   #5
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VIDIAC said it best. The body has to learn through repeating the process over and over. Ain't no shortcuts on this one.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 3:38 PM   #6
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I'll add a few more:

1. Obviously this is a big selling point for IS technology. But assuming you're not going to buy new equipment:

Whileyou're working on your technique and improving, set the camera to burst mode and fire off 3 or 4 shots. You will likely find 1 of them sharper than the rest.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 8:28 PM   #7
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You are trying to put Canon IS lenses out of business.

Put your left hand tograsp your left shoulder.

Put your right hand torestthe camera on your left elbow.

( Look at how a cowboy aims his long barrel pistol, similar style.)

Practice, get all the DSLR guys together on a weekend and have a shoot out, the losers buy the steaks and beers, the winner with tact sharp pictures do the dishes.

Don't tell Canon what you're up to.:-)
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 10:15 PM   #8
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you didn't mention the kind of camera you are using. If it is a point and shoot and you areholding the camera out looking at the LCD screen on the back of the camera it is a little harder to keep it steady. Try looking through the view finder, holding the camera close to your face and your arms in tight to your body it will make it a little easier.
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 7:28 AM   #9
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The big greasey nose print on your lcd screen means you have the camera close enough
to your face while looking through the viewer...Don't you just hate that....geese....
If you dont like the idea of a tripod, consider a mono pod...I use one alot and they really help with shake and are not a real problem to move around with...If your a wild life
photog, it also doubles as a snake stick...

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Old Jan 24, 2007, 8:23 PM   #10
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The tripod is the most important tool in photography, in a photographer's life, he has at least 3 tripods, he used a few times and all ended up in the garage same place with all kind of fitness equipment, the most common one is the excercise bike.

A real tripod photographer handle itwith style,he sets it up in seconds, when he's done taking pictures, he flips it upside down, bang,all the legs retract back to the colums like a magician, it's quite a sight to see.


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