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Marcie A. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/17/2003

How to hold steady?

My hands tend to shake when I am taking pictures so I was wondering if their are any "exercises" that a photographer can do (when not holding a camera) that would help reduce the "shakes" when photographing? I try to brace the camera whenever I can and also try the inhale and then take the photo when exhaling technique as well. But I'd really like to just eliminate the shakes altogether. Any suggestions?

Marcie Fowler

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1/6/2004 6:04:37 AM

Penny Steiner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2002
  Two things you can do to help yourself:

1. Buy and carry a lightweight tripod with you all the time. It really makes a big difference in your work.

2. If you use an SLR, get image stablized lenses. You can hand hold them for easier use.

Penny Steiner

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1/6/2004 6:31:09 AM

Buddy Purugganan   Try some lightweight dumbbells so your hand could get a solid grip---read any Muscle & Fitness magazine or Shape magazine that emphasizes WRIST CURLS,or any exercises that stimulate stronger hand grips or arm conditioning! A real good tripod wil help/ or monopod! Plenty to choose from-Manfrotto has the best though there are Bogens and OTHER brands out there.

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1/17/2004 5:26:14 AM

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