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How to hold your camera correctly

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The way you hold your camera while you're shooting has profound effects on the quality of your photos. Remember: If you are shooting hand-held, you are the tripod! It's surprising to see how many people are actually having trouble with that. Now, as with most things in life, it's hard to give you a definite right and wrong here. After all the exact way you hold your own camera is still depending on you and your body. But there are some best practices, and in this article, I will share how some professionals go about holding their camera when they are shooting hand-held.
The Lounge (HDR)

The Lounge (HDR)

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This is a 3-exposure HDR image of the lounge of a big cruise ship. A cruise is the best way of getting to see many places in a short time. At night, as you're sleeping, you're being taken to the next stop on your journey. You're usually getting up really early (sometimes around 5 am) to meet your group and debark for your shore leave. This was taken around that time. At this particular day, we visited Istanbul.
Infinity (HDR)

Infinity (HDR)

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This is a 6-exposure HDR image from inside the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. When I was there in July, I was exploring the city by foot. On that particular day it was like 35+ °C, and I was toast when I arrived at the location. But it turned out to be the perfect day for the visit as there were very few people there. So, photographing the place was relativly easy.
Family Portraits (HDR)

Family Portraits (HDR)

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The story of this photo 150 years ago, photography was…
rosanou-abbey-meteora-hdr-before-and-after

HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Rosanou Abbey - Meteora (HDR)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Rosanou Abbey -…
View the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!

HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Happy Hour (HDR)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Happy Hour (HDR)".…
Izmir Harbor (HDR)

Izmir Harbor (HDR)

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Download the source exposures of this HDR image and test your…
Before-and-after comparison of the image Izmir Harbor - made of 6 source exposures with Photomatix and Photoshop

HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Izmir Harbor (HDR)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Izmir Harbor (HDR)".…
Ceremonial Room (HDR Vertorama)

Ceremonial Room (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo This is a 12-shot HDR Vertorama…

HDR Before and After: Ceremonial Room (HDR Vertorama)

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This is the HDR before and after comparison of "Ceremonial…
21 HDR Photography Myths Busted - featured - 01

21 HDR Photography Myths Busted

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A good way of getting things straight concerning a particular…
New Mosque (HDR Vertorama)

New Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo It has been quite a while…

HDR Cookbook - The Secrets of Hand-held HDR Shooting

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Most HDR tutorials and books implicitly assume that you are using…
Santorini Cathedral (HDR)

Santorini Cathedral (HDR)

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The story of this photo This is the…
St. Martin's Cathedral (HDR Vertorama)

St. Martin's Cathedral (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo St. Martin's Cathedral in…
The Library (HDR Vertorama)

The Library (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo On the way to the location…
Room for Confessions (HDR Vertorama)

Room for Confessions - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo This is another vertorama from…