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    Skill up: a beginner's guide to DSLR photography

    Article in todays Sydney Morning Herald -


    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/c...516-2jod2.html
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    From above link, "To hold your digital SLR like a pro, hold the right side of the camera with your right hand (it usually has a handgrip there for this purpose), and with your left hand, cup the underside of the camera lens."

    Is this generally right??

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    It then goes on to "Say goodbye to automatic" and says;
    "If you don't have the time or inclination to wrap your head around settings like white balance, metering, ISO and aperture, a quick way to adjust a whole bunch of settings at once to suit particular styles of photography is by using one of the scene modes."
    Aren't scene modes automatic??

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    had just finished reading that before logging on here.

    It certainly does start at the basics - how to hold a camera.
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    They didn't mention how to hold it if you are left-handed
    Never fear, this has been addressed by other experts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    From above link, "To hold your digital SLR like a pro, hold the right side of the camera with your right hand (it usually has a handgrip there for this purpose), and with your left hand, cup the underside of the camera lens."

    Is this generally right??



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    Generally!

    This is how I usually hold the camera, but it also depends on the lens in use.
    Depending on the lens used too I guess. I rest the LHS lower corner in the palm of my left hand and use two or more fingers in a V manner to support the lens barrel.

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    Sometimes I hold the whole shebang up high via the lowest part of the tripod legs and fire it off with a remote trigger .. so it really depends on what lens and what purpose you are trying to achieve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post

    But!

    Sometimes I hold the whole shebang up high via the lowest part of the tripod legs and fire it off with a remote trigger ..
    Wow, I hadn't thought of doing that. Looks like my photography is about to improve.

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    Improve 'ya reckon!

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    you're best advised to play carefully with this technique, lest you end up improving the way I did

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