Getting rid of camera shake

Don’t let blur ruin an otherwise great shot. Here are some tips on how to hold your equipment steady for really sharp pictures and clips.

  • Use a shutter speed fast enough to reduce the chance of hand-held camera movement. It should ideally be about 1/60 second.
  • Grasp your equipment fully with both hands, not just finger tips. Get a firm and relaxed, comfortable grip on it and press it against your face. Tuck your elbows against your side.
  • When you are ready to shoot, it is extremely important to smoothly squeeze the shutter-release button, and not poke or jab at it.
  • For additional steadiness take a comfortable breadth, exhale about half of it, and then press the button. For even greater support, brace yourself against a wall, a doorway, or in a corner.