For the low price of $69, this master class offered through daily deal site LivingSocial will teach you everything you need to know about photography — everything except how to hold your camera properly.
P.S. Check out this video for camera holding tips by photographer Joe McNally.
But at least they’ll explain how to button-mash the shutter-release (check out her finger 2 inches above the button!).
That’s actually a pro technique that gives you some time to abort if you decide to not take the picture mid-shot.
Your ignorance is apparent with this post. The image actually illustrates the classical Eastern technique, 並 , which roughly translates to “golden mantis”. You can defeat an army of 1,000, or capture the purest smile of a grieving child with this little known technique.
My back hurts just looking at that!
Of course we can all keep hatin–they’ve sold over 400 of this deal with 8 hours remaining. I’d happily rent a few hotel ball-rooms and ramble on about photography for $30k.
I don’t see where people get off saying holding the camera this way is wrong. It’s the photo that comes out that counts. Hold it upside down if you feel like it. It doesn’t matter. Don’t get caught up in the bullshit.
Portrait orientation, you’re doing it wrong.
Give her a break. She’s holding the camera in landscape, shooting a portrait, because her head is tilted to the side. Because thats obviously how cameras work.
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I think the point is that it won’t come out alright. Holding it like that makes camera shake blur more likely, difficult to compose, back ache… if you saw a kid get up to bat, and swinging at the ball with the grip at the wrong end… would you correct him? Or say, eh, he might hit it out of the park… he probably won’t.
You’re all looking at it the wrong way. What’s important is the photographer taking the shot of her holding the camera, and how HE/SHE’s holding their camera correctly.
Overthinking, I am?
I would tend to agree with you, granted it might not be the best shot to advertise for a photography masterclass but it works.
Having said that, the photo appears to be a bad Photoshop job. Look at
the topmost break in her hair, follow her right arm (left for us looking
at it) it doesn’t look like it lines up correctly with her shoulder.
Also check out the white space above her knee, did her shirt not have a
pattern her? Prove me wrong but I think it is just a bad edit.
It’s just a crappy crop. They cut off her shoulder… and no, I don’t think the shirt had a pattern right there…
My favorite part is where it says “Camera equipment is optional for the course” on the LivingSocial page.
Picture is a stock photograph, created by Eduard Titov, not the teacher of this class.
I find it amusing that they didn’t use the instructor’s own photograph as an advertisement, essentially saying “See, after my class, you too will be able to produce a ‘stunning professional photo portrait.'”
well said… check mate!
I’m with you Phoenix. Real photographers don’t snark at the way other photographers hold their cameras.
good find. I suspected this was stock, and not his own shot. Kind of weird.
Why would you decide not to take a picture mid-shot? Or am I perhaps missing some sarcasm here?
She gets to hold her camera any way she wants.
Yes, you are missing the sarcasm :)
Sports and photography are hardly the same. A photo can take 1/5000 of a second to capture in the right conditions. In cases like that it doesn’t matter how you hold the camera. Period.
If you’re talking about under 1/250, then you start to see issues with that. And seriously, if you’re being that anal about it, you’re missing shots.
You said it, in the right conditions. And I think sports and photography are very similar. You master your skill with practice, and there’re always better ways to hold the object (ball, camera) for better and more efficient results.
She’s a model people. They tried finding a good looking photographer for the ad and couldn’t find one.