We often talk about camera shake and steadiness as it relates to getting sharper photos at slower shutter speeds, but what about slight camera movements that alter your composition as you press the shutter button?
That’s what Matej Velikonja was wondering about with the question”
“What I would like to know is what is the best way to press the shutter release button, not to introduce any camera shake. I know about the shutter speed being high enough. The problem that I’m having is that I frame the shot really tight and proper and when I press the shutter button (especially with larger and heavier lenses) I miss the set up composition and sometimes I cut someone’s head for a little bit (or something like that). I know I could shot wider and then cut in post process, but I really try to to the best photo in camera.”
There are a number of ways to approach this depending on how much extra gear a person wants to carry and how you like to shoot, and the options range from using a tripod to exactly how you hold your camera, breathe, and press that shutter button.
Check out the video for all the details. In the video I talk about the string pod, and all the supplies you need for a string pod are below:
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Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!
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