• Mel

    Nice one, I’ll have to try it out.

    February 20, 2009
  • NormMonkey

    Be sure not to apply too much twisting pressure, though. You may end up ADDING camera shake from working your muscles if you use too much.

    PS: I know it sounds ridiculous to suggest that you’d use enough force in this to make muscles tremble. Holding a small amount of force for a long time can be as tiring on muscles as a lot of force for a little time. Try holding your arm out in front of you for awhile.

    February 21, 2009
  • An excellent point NormMonkey. The twisting doesn’t have to be strong, just firm. To take up the slack in your grip, you could say. And you only need to hold the camera this way while taking the photo, not the whole time you’re holding the camera. If you’re twisting so much you end up shaking, you’re doing it wrong.

    Thanks for the observation!

    February 21, 2009
  • Mike Gavin

    nice tip, i shoot some every day i will try it today.
    i enjoy your post on flicker and wish you lots of work with your photography, i think you will do great.

    February 21, 2009
  • It works! This is a great tip. I was skeptical to put it mildly so I tested it with my trusty Canon A550 that sits on my desk. My office is low light so I just fired off a dozen shots or so.

    I am not the steadiest shooter but still managed to get clean approx 2 out of 3 shots at 1/8 sec

    Will test it on DSLR later – thanks for the tip.

    February 21, 2009
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    February 21, 2009
  • Kev

    i bet your using your 5d on that video~ XD lol~

    nice video neil!~

    ill give it a try soon~ =D

    February 21, 2009
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    February 22, 2009
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    February 23, 2009
  • Great tip! Twisting makes the camera “seem” heavier than it’s few ounces which puts it in a better range for our fine motor control sense. I’m not sure this would work well with a large set-up only because the weight is already there. With a small camera, like a dream!

    You’re right to follow up Twitter with a video explanation. Great flow of content!

    February 27, 2009

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