No-stabilizer people, pay attention!
So, we here at SteadyMaker are all about stabilization, as you may have noticed, and this post is no exception...however, there are times where you want to get steady footage, and you don't have access to a stabilizer (I know, gasp, no stabilizer!) Here are some no-stabilizer tips and tricks!
What can I do without a stabilizer?
One of the fundamental rules of steady, stable shots, is that your body is a source of stabilization. Your body is always going to provide more stable footage than just holding your camera . Having said that, the more points of contact you can provide, the better. For example, two hands on the camera is always more stable than holding the camera one-handed. However, by the same rule, try tucking your elbows in to the sides of your body, flat against each side, from the shoulder down to the elbow. The shooting position may be a little less convenient but your shots will benefit from extra stability, now that you are using your torso as the center of stability.