Introducing The Camera Sutra


Many of you reading this are probably familiar with the Kama Sutra, but I doubt that you’ve heard of the Camera Sutra. A while ago @bl00eyes88 pointed this out to me on Twitter. It’s was originally created by Stuck In Customs. Being a part time photographer I can totally relate to the Camera Sutra and I’m pretty sure that there others out there who do as well.

The-Camera-Sutra Introducing The Camera Sutra

There seem to be limited positions to the Camera Sutra. Thank goodness this relates to photography and not to sex. Imagine how boring life would be then, right?

When it comes to the Camera Sutra:

  • I’m fairly familiar with the Carpet Burn. I’ve been in this position a few times at Cafe Barcelona while I’m shooting. Luckily the Carpet Burn doesn’t put much strain on your muscles (unless you are older than 40).
  • I’m also familiar with the Scissoring. I’ve been in this position a few times to get off some close up shots at Park Acoustics (at the Fort Schanskop stage).
  • I’ve only been in the Grape Crusher position a few times, but it’s definitely not comfortable. I don’t intend to become a sneaky celebrity photographer, so I don’t think I’ll practice that soon.
  • I’m not one for nature photography, so I don’t think the Flowerlings is the Camera Sutra position for me.
  • I’m also not fond of the Missionary position – it looks really uncomfortable.
  • I’ve practiced the Crouching Tiger Hidden Camera only once before, but I can’t recall when and where I was, it really put a lot of strain on my brain.
  • I’m not one for the Tri-Curious position either, I prefer a tripod that’s grounded, not floating around in the air.
  • I’m very familiar with the white balance. I’ve practiced this plenty of times on the stage at Hatfield Square whilst photographing the crowd at shows.
  • The Underexposed position looks too risky and dangerous for me. I’ll try to avoid that in the future, unless I’m really desperate to take an awesome shot of someone.

Well, there you have it, my take on the Camera Sutra. I hope I wasn’t too blunt or too honest, it’s only a funny picture after all. I trust that photographers like @StellaTeleur, @Louise_Pieterse, @Jaczer_SA, @LiamLynch, @SchweppsRocka, @dominique_cat and others can relate to this.

What do you think of the Camera Sutra? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d like to hear your thoughts. If you’ve enjoyed this article, feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, it’s the right thing to do.

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  • Levy Mphako

    Henno, Henno, Henno! Haha so this is what you look like when taking those epic looking pictures of yours sometimes, hey?

    At first glance this looks like phonography positions and i bet people have gone on looking at you like “what the fuck!” because what’s funny is i’m picturing you doing those awkward positions in order to come up with the best shot and its hilarious.

    I was not familiar with all this Camera Sutra stuff until you pointed it out. Lol dude that’s a gain of of knowledge for the day. Really enjoyed this and man keep them coming buddy.

    • Awesome Levy 🙂

      • Levy Mphako

        LOL awesome indeed dude

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