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Hand-held shooting is made without a tripod
 Samu Heikkilä
 © Sheikki 1999

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  Hand-held shooting

The camera is not on a tripod or propped against any solid mount. Usually the camera is on the photographer's shoulder, sometimes also in his lap, and it is usually equipped with special handles for easier handling.

Hand-held shooting requires special attentiveness from the camera assistant, as well as a good ability to estimate distances, since the distance between the camera and the object can not be controlled as well as when using a tripod.

CINÉMA VERITÉ preferred hand-held shooting due to its flexibility. Shooting is done faster without a tripod.


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