The less your camera moves, the better chance you have of getting a sharp focus. Become a human tripod and you will see sharper images.

Hello, Comrades in Photography 


I’ve been a on bit of a walk about. You may have noticed. I’m now out of my kitten stage. As the saying goes; nothing lasts forever.

Now that I am a little older, I have been working on some fresh photography concepts to share with you. Lately, I have been experimenting with making sure my photographs are sharp and in focus. I found out, that a tripod will help hold your camera still and this can make your photograph look sharper.

You may have seen photographers using a tripod. A camera mounts on the top of a tripod, and it holds it steady. 

But you don’t have to have a tripod to take a sharp photograph. There are plenty of ways you can stand, to help steady yourself when taking pictures.

So, I challenge you to become a human tripod.

You don’t have to turn into a hunk of metal with legs, it’s more like you embody the traits of a tripod. Basically, you want to be able to hold your camera completely steady.

If you can hold your camera steady when taking pictures, it will

  1. Give you a sharper photograph
  2.  Help you to capture objects, animals, and people in focus.
  3. Help you to photograph in low light

Transforming to a human tripod, is simple.                    

  •  Stand tall and separate your legs in a triangle shape.
  •  Make sure your feet are firmly on the ground.
  •  Hold your camera as steady as you can. Using two hands will help steady the camera.

Take a breath, slow down and try not to move.

If you are using a point and shoot camera, press the shutter button halfway down, then pause before pressing the shutter button all the way down. Hold very still until the picture is taken.

If you are using a camera phone, touch the area of the screen that you want to be in focus. Remember to remain motionless and take the shot.

Here’s a couple of photographs I took of my friend Max.

Can you see the difference?

In the first photograph, I became a human tripod.

In the second one, my paws were a little unsteady when I took the photograph. (This can happen when you have paws instead of hands.)

Don’t get me started talking about the challenges of not clawing the lens.


The less your camera moves when taking a photograph, the better chance you have of getting a sharp focus.

Become a human tripod and you will see sharper images.

Be sure that you are holding the camera or your phone steady until the photograph is taken.

As my friend Max say’s “I’m mutts about you!”

Till next post,