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How do you shoot.

Any time I'm out with the camera and taking landscapes pictures or if I'm at home taking portrait pictures, I will always shoot with my left eye closed.

When I'm at the track trying to capture good action shots I have been trying to get used to shooting with my left eye open so I can keep an eye on other people on there bike just in case they are the ones to bin it and give me the action.

Is there anyone out there who has mastered doing this as I find it really difficult to do.
No need to worry about the focus as auto usually takes care of things, however panning is getting harder trying this technique.


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User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 5:07PM
Well I personally have little choice as I lost the sight in my left eye due to a golfing accident back in 1994 but as far as I can remember, I kept both eyes open before having the accident.

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
14 Oct 2007 5:14PM
yes I use both techniques you've mentioned, don't find much difficulty to be honest with shooting with both eyes open, I suppose all the years film making I've grown used to it
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 6:14PM
I generally have both eyes open, I find it easier. But if I close one eye, it's always the right as I'm left eye dominant and left handed and left footed Smile
tanglefoot 13 973 England
14 Oct 2007 8:22PM

Quote: I'm left eye dominant and left handed and left footed Quote this post

as a kid, was you ever left alone?
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 8:42PM
I shoot using my left eye. I was born with a lazy right eye and it remains pretty useless!


ps, I appear to close it when using the camera though.
Well there must be method in my madness of keeping my left eye open to spot the good shots.
Interesting to know others do it too.
I best just keep trying it and hopefully practise will make me more used to it.
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2007 9:58AM

Quote:Quote: I'm left eye dominant and left handed and left footed Quote this post as a kid, was you ever left alone?

Well probably, because I'd just go round in circles Smile LOL
16 Oct 2007 4:56AM
err... I am right handed, but I always use my left eye for the viewfinder, closing my right eye. Isn't that the normal way to do things then ?

edit : I sometimes keep my right eye open though to keep an eye on what goes on around the viewfinder area

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