It’s worth taking a few seconds to think about how you hold your camera. dSLR cameras are made to favor the right-handed individual. Grasp the camera body with the right hand. Most of the important camera controls are within easy reach. Create a stable base for your camera to rest on by placing the camera body on the up-facing palm of your left hand (Figure 1.15). Now you can curl your fingers around the lens barrel.
By using the underhand grip, your elbows are close to your body. Pull them in to stabilize your shooting position. Also try to maintain proper upright posture. Leaning forward at the waist will begin to fatigue your back, neck, and arms. Finally, place your left foot in front of your right foot, and face your subject in a wide stance.