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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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30. GET A (PROPER) GRIP

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WHILE THERE’S NO legal requirement for you to hold the camera and lens any particular way, for best results you should avoid an overhand grip (Figure 30.1) and train yourself instead to use an underhand one (Figure 30.2).

Not only will you get a steadier shot, but your wrists will thank you. An underhand grip allows both hands to share the job of supporting the weight of the camera and lens, instead of making one hand do most of the heavy lifting.

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30.1 People often make a bad habit of holding the camera with an overhand ...

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