Why not use the vertical grip???

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This photographer was shooting our launch.

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You mean there's ANOTHER shutter button...!?

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Falls in line with the rest of the bad technique he's displaying :smile:

His seating position doesn't look very stable. And what's that elbow doing on his knee? We all know that the elbow should be on the inside of his knee.
 
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All of my cameras have had grips. I use them when I think about it but many times things happen too quickly for me to bother turning the buttons on and I do exactly what he is doing. It may be poor form, but I can't remember not getting a shot. I have missed several while fiddling with controls though.
 
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I won't switch when I'm quickly going back and forth between landscape and portrait. If I'll be shooting in portrait format for a while I will.
 
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I've never had a grip so if I got one it would probably take a while for it to sink
in that I could use it...

When I got my first cordless phone I would ask the person I was talking with
to hold on then I'd put the phone down and walk across the room to get/do
something... Finally one day while half way across the room it dawned on me,
"It's cordless stupid, you can take it WITH you...! " :biggrin:
 
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I don't see the big deal in making an example out of this guy. I have a D3s and sometimes use the grip, sometimes I don't. I started out with a gripless camera and it became a habit. Labeling this guy as stupid is over the top.
 
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Falls in line with the rest of the bad technique he's displaying :smile:

His seating position doesn't look very stable. And what's that elbow doing on his knee? We all know that the elbow should be on the inside of his knee.
Really? I missed that class. :rolleyes:
 
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I love shooting with a grip, I think though it is because of the cameras I have had(d5000 and d7000). They are both bit small for my hand.
 
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I don't see the big deal in making an example out of this guy. I have a D3s and sometimes use the grip, sometimes I don't. I started out with a gripless camera and it became a habit. Labeling this guy as stupid is over the top.
+1

It is the output that matters. If he's getting the results he is after nobody should give a rat's rectum how he does it.:biggrin:
 
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The proof is in his shots. If they are good, who cares how he gets them.
+1

People in these forums tend to be the type that read 'How to be a Photographer' books so when they see something like this this their only response is 'But, that's not how you do it!' :rolleyes:
 
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1 out of 20 portrait orientated shots I took today was shot using this technique sans the elbow on the knee technique. Old habits die hard.
 
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I totally agree - the end results are what matter. Personal preference is exactly that - personal:676: Personally, I have my cameras gripped and it feels unnatural to take a grip off. Just like Phil said - what's wrong with that?:wink: I enjoy seeing others techniques as well as their results because I feel I can always learn something which could hopefully help me be better:eek:
 
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