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POLL: "How do you shoot??"
I shoot portraits and turn camera clockwise
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I shoot portraits and turn camera anticlockwise
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When taking a shot in portrait mode to you turn the camera clockwise or anticlockwise

 
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Dec 21, 2013 08:48 |  #16

Counterclockwise probably about 95% of the time. I occasionally catch myself doing it clockwise. I've even wondered why?




  
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Dec 21, 2013 10:37 |  #17

Counterclockwise!... My wrist isn't limp enough to do it the other way...(sorry, I couldn't resist... but in reality, I can't scrunch my wrist that much to go clockwise...)


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Dec 21, 2013 10:58 |  #18

I voted counter-clockwise ... anti clock wise?

I figure for the most part, that is the norm but there are times when I prefer clockwise ... especially in a crowded situation!


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Dec 21, 2013 11:39 |  #19

johneo wrote in post #16544806 (external link)
I voted counter-clockwise ... anti clock wise?

Counterclockwise = anti clockwise in the UK where Nick likely hails from, perhaps even Reading.




  
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Dec 21, 2013 12:20 |  #20

John from PA wrote in post #16544925 (external link)
Counterclockwise = anti clockwise in the UK where Nick likely hails from, perhaps even Reading.

He can read and hail at the same time?:D


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Dec 21, 2013 12:24 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #21

Mostly counter clockwise but also whatever feels more comfortable at the time.


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Dec 21, 2013 13:15 |  #22

Counter clockwise/anti clockwise as that's where the shutter button is located on my camera in portrait orientation, and feels more natural to me. :)


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Dec 21, 2013 13:20 |  #23

Anti/counter clockwise. I've tried it the other way and it just feels awkward and uncomfortable.




  
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Dec 21, 2013 14:34 |  #24

John from PA wrote in post #16544925 (external link)
Counterclockwise = anti clockwise in the UK where Nick likely hails from, perhaps even Reading.

Yes UK.. And reading (pronounced Redding) is a town west of London, some call it silicon city as most US IT companies are based in and around the area..
So, the Americans call it counterclockwise!


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Dec 21, 2013 14:36 |  #25

Counterclockwise I keep a grip on my camera and that puts the shutter button on top.


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Dec 21, 2013 15:30 |  #26

I can't vote because I do both.

All my cameras are fitted with battery grips, so generally I turn them CCW, which puts the on-body grip and the secondary controls on the battery grip at the top.

However when it's easier for some other reason, I sometimes turn the camera CW, i.e. with the on-body grip at the bottom.

It's not really a conscious decision either way, I just rotate the camera as needed and keep shooting.


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Dec 21, 2013 15:34 |  #27

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16545209 (external link)
Yes UK.. And reading (pronounced Redding) is a town west of London, some call it silicon city as most US IT companies are based in and around the area..
So, the Americans call it counterclockwise!

We call it counter-clockwise in Canada too, and we mirror a lot of Englands' ways. ;)

CCW for me too.. unless i'm in a weird position where it won't work.. as Tom noted.


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Dec 21, 2013 15:52 |  #28

Counter-clockwise, so the vertical shutter release is easily accessible on the Canon 1D series, or others with a grip. Also, you might look into the Custom Brackets Jr. bracket. It holds the flash over the lens in both vertical and horizontal positions, but it does not require that you actually HOLD the bracket.




  
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Dec 21, 2013 16:19 |  #29

1Tanker wrote in post #16545326 (external link)
We call it counter-clockwise in Canada too, and we mirror a lot of Englands' ways. ;)

And so you should.. It's called English for a reason bw! :p


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Dec 21, 2013 16:19 |  #30

I did not vote. No grip on my 40D and I find myself turning the camera either way depending on what works best for the position I am in and the shot. Also, I shot with a camera mounted flash a lot of the time and rotate the camera to get the light where I want it.


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