Tripods, Grips, and Holds

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A tripod is a three-legged camera support to keep your camera steady. They come in different sizes and styles and are made up of many different parts, serving the overall purpose, supporting the camera. When you use a camera without a tripod, your pictures can come out blurry due to the movement in your hand. This is one of the many reasons why tripods are important in photography. Using a tripod would remove the unwanted movement and would improve the quality of your photo. These are also convenient if you want to shoot the same photo of a subject or scene several times. Tripods help you get shots that you might not be able to get using just your hand, for example, if you need to take a picture of a subject that is below your eye level, using the tripod would allow you to get better framing and position.

To get a better grip on your camera, using a hand/wrist strap will help. All you have to do is wrap a camera strap tightly onto your hand while holding the camera grip. Your hand will serve as camera support and you’ll have a better grip while taking photos. DSLR cameras have a battery grip that are attached to the bottom of your camera when using it in portrait mode. It has a slot to place two batteries in so that the camera will last longer. Getting a better grip when taking photos is extremely helpful if you don’t want to use a tripod everywhere you go. It will take practice but with the help of these tools, you’ll eventually learn how to avoid a shaky grip and shoot with more stability in your grip.

If you are trying to take a picture of a subject in low light, your shutter will be open for a while making it easy for any amount of movement to come out blurry. A helpful technique is holding your camera with two hands. On your right hand, your forefinger should be above the shutter release, you three fingers should be on the camera’s grip, and your thumb should be at the back of the camera. Your left hand should be supporting the weight of the camera or around the lens. The closer your camera is to your body, the more stability you’ll have while taking a picture.


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