Photographic ergonomics: Holding a small digital camera

Egbert J. Hendrikse, James L. Smith

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Abstract

With the increasing reliance on an LCD screen with cameras, some of the strategies of holding a camera lose their effectiveness. This study investigated possible measures based on movement of the camera while the exposure is taken place. Independent variables included using one or two hands, hold the camera near or far, and holding the camera for 3 or 10 seconds before pressing the shutter button. The measures were based on movement data in the left to right (X) and up and down (Z) direction using a Motion Analysis system. The results were that the main effects of handedness and duration were significant for males, and handedness for females. The small sample size could be a limiting factor in the application of the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationErgonomics for All
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
Pages335-339
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 7 2010Nov 10 2010

Publication series

NameErgonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010

Conference

Conference9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period11/7/1011/10/10

Keywords

  • Digital cameras
  • Holding camera
  • Image stabilization

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