Essential Photography Tips
Banish long arm self portraits
Self portraits are great for capturing holiday memories, but if you can t find somewhere suitable to balance your camera while also framing the scene behind you, the only way you can take them is to hold your camera at arm s length and press the shutter release. The results are rarely flattering.
Invest in a cheap monopod (search eBay for handheld monopod) and use this to hold your camera away from you while keeping your hands in a more natural position and the great scenery you want to stand in front of behind you. Use your camera s self timer to fire the shutter 2 or 10 seconds later.Your author in Greece, without the aid of a monopod, where the arm and watch strap somewhat distract from the Acropolis.