- Your finger should rest on the shutter release (not hover over it). This prevents you from jabbing at the release.
- Your left hand should cradle the lens and part of the base plate. This helps support the main weight of the camera.
- It's always good to have any part of both your hands, even a right pinkie and a left knuckle, in contact. This provides stability.
- Notice the strap. It is looped over his wrist. Cartier-Bresson (above) could snap his camera like a yo-yo and once used the technique to stun an attacker (not an exaggeration).
Of course, this way of holding a camera reflects a type of functionality. With auto focus functions even the great cradler of cameras would begin to move their hands away from the lens.