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Do you ever have trouble stabilizing your arm while taking photo's?

  1. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 5 years ago

    Do you ever have trouble stabilizing your arm while taking photo's?

    I have had a terrible time with keeping my arm and hand still while taking pictures, anyone else have this issue? What do you do to limit the amount of unsteadiness, I would love to get some good idea's. (For those who love photo making, picture taking, and photography in general)


  2. internpete profile image89
    internpeteposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I often have problems keeping the camera steady, especially when I am walking around and in a hurry! But I try two things that tend to help. First, I use my left arm to help support my right as I take the picture. Second, I control my breathing much in the same was as when you shoot a gun. I breath in deeply, then slowly breath out and take the picture. Usually helps me keep it more steady and better quality, although I am not a professional photographer by any means!

  3. bobmnu profile image59
    bobmnuposted 5 years ago

    One of the problems with the digital camera is that people do not use the eye peice as much.  In some cameras it has been removed.  The eye peice provided one more point to steady the camera.  If your camera does not have an eye peice then you might want to try using one of the program modes and increase the ISO.   The higher the ISO the faster the shutter works and the less time it takes to record the photo and less time for the camera to shake. 

    One thing to look for in a camera when buying one is does it have Immiage Stablization, this will compensate for the movement due to had shake.

    1. cloudy_cool profile image73
      cloudy_coolposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great point abt ISO settings, will now chk on my Sony. Abt image stabilization, its usually found in more expensive versions, but totally worth it!!!

  4. peoplepower73 profile image92
    peoplepower73posted 5 years ago

    I have a friend who is a professional photographer. And he showed me what he used to stabilize his camera while shooting the Long Beach Grand Prix.  It's very simple. Take a piece of string and mount it to the bottom of your camera where the tripod goes.  Make the string long enough so that when the camera is at eye level, the string can be held by you standing on it.  Tie an eye-hook to the bottom of the string. Step on the eye hook and pull the string taunt.  This will stablize the camera while you shoot your pictures.  When you are done, simply roll up the string and put it in your pocket for the next shoot. I hope this helps.  I just realized, I could do a hub on this!

  5. cloudy_cool profile image73
    cloudy_coolposted 5 years ago

    Lol, I ended up with some really terrible pictures (but better than those of my husband's handiwork) when just staring off with photography...its sad coz u dont get that time back again..

    My bro-in-law (a good photographer himself) that i should buy a tripod, but with two small kids...no way!!

    Now i hv bought a Sony Handycam which has a built in image stabilizer and its simply flawless (based on my own experience)...now taking pictures in
    HD is a pleasure to take even when there's an annoying amount if pushing from the kids!!

  6. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    One quick tip is to hold the camera with one hand on the body and the other on the lens and then tuck your elbows into your midsection or stomach.
    At the very least tuck the arm that holds the lens into your midsection or stomach.

  7. Blond Logic profile image98
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    Every time I take a picture of water, it seems to be going downhill. I push the button and the camera. You have already had some wonderful suggestions  but a tripod can't be beat. Once you get accustom to using it, it  will be your best friend.
    I have been know to use ledges, shoulders (other people's) or even leaning on an obstacle to steady myself.
    If not a tripod, a monopod is less cumbersome.

  8. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 5 years ago

    I lean my elbow against my body and hold my breath as I'm snapping the photo.  Seems to work pretty well, but it's better if there's something to lean against.