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Sep 26, 2013 16:42 |  #5056

So the hubs got me flowers just because. :) I went to snap a pic or two and got a whole lesson on metering. ;) The white flowers were a good learning experience. lol

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Sep 26, 2013 16:53 as a reply to  @ NewCreation's post |  #5057

MrWho wrote in post #16326022 (external link)
Has anyone else kind of questioned the ergonomics of putting a heavy lens on your 60D or is it just me?

For some odd reason, I swear dumbbells and weight machines put less stress on my joints (arm) than my camera does :shock:

What is "good form" (if that exists in the camera world) when utilizing a DSLR?

I've found guides on how to loosely do it, but nothing really detailed on how to prevent RSI or acute injuries in the wrist or elbow (famous photog's elbow eh?). Focusing on structure and function (anatomy), it's painful to read people up in the other sub-forums talking about how their "walkaround" kit is a 5D3 with 70-200 2.8, 24-70 2.8 and 16-35 for a trip to Disneyworld..... Kind of makes you think about what you're doing to your body long term, yet people keep recommending progressively heavier lenses to those just starting out :confused:

Oh, and side thought - I always did find it odd that some people buy a 5D3 and 70-200 2.8 (example) to take static shots of a car.... not that there's anything wrong with that, it just seems like a healthy amount of overkill with a side of "just to make sure" :lol:

Best way to hold your camera while shooting is to support it with your left hand under the lens, upper arm braced against your chest; the right hand shouldn't be doing much at all except pressing buttons and spinning dials. Not only does this make for less strain on you, it also lessens shake from trying to hold a long, heavy lever by the end which is what you're doing when you expect the right hand to do it all. Walking around, I hold the active camera by the lens in my left hand, ready to shoot. Usually this is a 5D# with 24-70 or a 7D with either the 70-200 2.8 IS or the 100-400.


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Sep 26, 2013 19:07 |  #5058

Jon wrote in post #16327714 (external link)
Best way to hold your camera while shooting is to support it with your left hand under the lens,...

that is what I was taught by a salesman the first time I picked up a dslr to my eye, and its typical of what I have heard since....

that said - my wrist and arm does not like it at all... :mad:


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Sep 26, 2013 19:09 |  #5059

NewCreation wrote in post #16327698 (external link)
So the hubs got me flowers just because. :) I went to snap a pic or two and got a whole lesson on metering. ;) The white flowers were a good learning experience. lol

yeah well done - I normally move my Lr5 "Highlights" tot he left until I see appropriate details and season to taste :lol: :rolleyes:


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Sep 26, 2013 20:49 |  #5060

IMADreamer wrote in post #16326773 (external link)
Someone needs to hit the weight room. That gear is not that heavy.

Already lift. 25 lb dumbbells aren't much hassle.

Jon wrote in post #16327714 (external link)
Best way to hold your camera while shooting is to support it with your left hand under the lens, upper arm braced against your chest; the right hand shouldn't be doing much at all except pressing buttons and spinning dials. Not only does this make for less strain on you, it also lessens shake from trying to hold a long, heavy lever by the end which is what you're doing when you expect the right hand to do it all. Walking around, I hold the active camera by the lens in my left hand, ready to shoot. Usually this is a 5D# with 24-70 or a 7D with either the 70-200 2.8 IS or the 100-400.

Thanks! It sounds like this is what the manufacturer had in mind with the DoF preview button placement.


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Sep 26, 2013 20:59 |  #5061

Immaculens wrote in post #16327987 (external link)
that is what I was taught by a salesman the first time I picked up a dslr to my eye, and its typical of what I have heard since....

that said - my wrist and arm does not like it at all... :mad:

Which wrist and arm? It's what I've been doing for 40 years. My joint problems have been either mouse-related (left wrist) or due to a high stack of pillows (right elbow).


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Sep 26, 2013 21:02 |  #5062

my first ever wedding album is out. The mom of the bride brought one of the copy to her work and her colleagues like it. Many asked for my business card including one of their client.

Little confidence booster for me. :)


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Sep 26, 2013 21:59 |  #5063

Congrats Vinz!


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Sep 26, 2013 22:16 |  #5064

Thanks CJ. I have maternity shoot on saturday. i'm excited.


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Sep 26, 2013 23:29 |  #5065

Jon wrote in post #16327714 (external link)
Best way to hold your camera while shooting is to support it with your left hand under the lens, ...

Jon wrote in post #16328173 (external link)
Which wrist and arm? It's what I've been doing for 40 years. My joint problems have been either mouse-related (left wrist) or due to a high stack of pillows (right elbow).

my left


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Sep 27, 2013 22:50 |  #5066

Long exposure+ 5 images stacked

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Sep 28, 2013 00:18 |  #5067

Immaculens wrote in post #16327995 (external link)
yeah well done - I normally move my Lr5 "Highlights" tot he left until I see appropriate details and season to taste :lol: :rolleyes:

You might want to try holding down the Alt key while doing that.. it's a lot easier to see when all of the clipping has been eliminated.

I set the white point the same way, and I deliberately clip some shadows when setting the black point. It seems to give the image more contrast and a little 'pop'. Just don't go too crazy with it. :)


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Sep 28, 2013 01:24 |  #5068

a couple more...

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Sep 28, 2013 05:54 |  #5069

Well, it the day of my half-marathon. A bit nervous and a bit excited, too. I've set up my cameras so the hubs can just turn them on and snap away. Hopefully, a couple will turn out. ;)


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Sep 28, 2013 05:57 as a reply to  @ NewCreation's post |  #5070

Enjoy the run Brenda! Hope you feel better too!


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