Hand Held Photography

Hand Held Photography

There are times when you may find yourself staring at the perfect shot, camera in hand, ready to capture it all. You snap that first picture and realize it isn’t as sharp as you want it to be in order to create and capture that shot you envisioned.  Without a tripod how can you get rid of some of the blurriness that the unsteadiness of your arms is causing by going hand held?

Hand Held Photography with zoom lensWhile photography is about making it work with what you have,  it is important to use what is around you to make your photograph a reality.  If you don’t have a tripod readily available lean against a nearby wall or balance your camera on a sturdy fence while you take the picture to add stability.  Anything that isn’t moving can possibly be used as your own makeshift tripod. If there isn’t a makeshift tripod available you can also prop your arm or elbow against a wall or another person to steady yourself as much as possible.

When you first arrive at your destination, whether it’s a park, a scenic viewpoint, a landmark, or just in the other room of your house where your kids are being impossibly cute, look around.  Take in the possibilities of a makeshift tripod.  There isn’t always loads of time to find one after you find your shot.  Preparation can be your best friend at times.

When you find your spot and are satisfied with not only your makeshift tripod but with your shot as well, take your photos without having to worry about any lack of a real tripod.

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