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Originally Posted by Eek View Post
Well, i palm my lens when i'm shooting with long lenses on a monopod. Keeping some weight on the lens actually helps stabilize things. But other then that, i agree that shes holding the camera wrong inefficiently.

Do you hold your camera with the McNally grip too? It's not as comfortable but hella stable. I can hand hold 1/15th at 200mm with that grip.

My major pet peeve is other photog spamming the shutter when another photog is around. Often when i go to zoos (which i do go fairly often), i stay pretty stationary at an exhibit.. so lots of people come and go by me. When another photographer comes by.. they tend to shoot in huge bursts even when the animal is stationary or not doing anything exciting. It's like making a statement that they're around me or something which i don't get at all. >_> They shoot like 120images of the animal for the 2 mins they've been there while i shoot 40 shots the entire day...
when i use a super heavy lens on a monopod (300 2.8 or the 200 f/2) i grip the monopod under the head with my left hand. i don't really use the mcnally grip anymore since i don't own anymore bodies with battery grips.

but, i machine gun it too. last friday night i took about 3000 shots alone while in the same (for the most part) position inside the photo pit for a concert. keeper rate was about 2-4% of the shots

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Originally Posted by ninjaburrito View Post
so what's the point of this thread?....
the point is to make slr users aware that there IS a proper/wrong way of holding a camera. the most basic root of mastering a tool is how to properly hold it. it must be learned before everything else. this applies to hammers and chisels, mouse and keyboards, bow and arrows, swords and axes, golf clubs, cordless drills, and of course a camera and lens.

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Originally Posted by AdvanSuper View Post
This just in -

A man earlier today attempted to punch photographer in the face, but end up getting a camera smashed over his head.
if i had gotten into a fight with any photographer, i had a d700 + 20-700 f/2.8with a flash bracket and an sb-900. i would win every fight.

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Originally Posted by xShishy View Post
I cringe whenever people like you creep on old ladies and take high quality pictures of them taking pictures only to post it on a forum and complain about it
you may not know this about street photography, but the best results are often obtained up close and personal to your subject. as i will now demonstrate to you in four pictures (along with my friend winnie).


i have no idea who this toddler is, but his clothes put out so much color i immediately stopped his mother to ask her if i could take a picture.


note how close she is at the store front disregarding the two seniors giving her the stare down


another up close and personal shot (look at the reflection in the shiny part of the head peice)


and one last creepy-pedo-phil-ish shot. she calls that the "ass shot".

Edited by Dream Killer - 2/6/11 at 7:59pm
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E-thugging at it's finest. Take is easy, Eazy E.
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Don't hold a lens wrong or this happens.

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Don't hold a lens wrong or this happens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5847Xiv0GWY
That just made my day, I cringe when I see people with that much money in lense just dangling from there shoulder, I always keep my camera in my hand or hanging down in front of me, with strap securely around my arm while holding it at my side, that way I always have control of where its at.
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So you're that creepy guy at the zoo who takes like 4 pictures an hour and the rest of the time you are checking out 14 year old girls.
troll somewhere



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That just made my day, I cringe when I see people with that much money in lense just dangling from there shoulder, I always keep my camera in my hand or hanging down in front of me, with strap securely around my arm while holding it at my side, that way I always have control of where its at.
he fell over so it doesnt matter how you hold the camera its still gone....lol
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Yea. Hate this.
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Yea. Hate this.
you're bringing your slr to pax right? if you are, i WILL observe on how you hold your camera. be warned
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you're bringing your slr to pax right? if you are, i WILL observe on how you hold your camera. be warned
I think you should be worrying about yourself more Now that you've made this thread, one slip-up caught on his camera and you'll never live it down!
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she not even looking into camera zomg?!
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you're bringing your slr to pax right? if you are, i WILL observe on how you hold your camera. be warned
You will get the chance only if you go. *hint*

BTW, if you DO decide to come, you can prob crash at my place.. apartment is going to be empty because roommates are going home on friday. Any other OCN'ers are welcome to come chill too xD
Edited by r34p3rex - 2/7/11 at 12:00am
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