DIY Mount Allows for Left-Handed Photography

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Photography is one of those things that both right and left-handed people do the same.  They hold the camera the same way, adjust the lens with the same hand, and shoot with the same finger.  So why the need for a left-handed camera mount?

Every once in a while there's a reason to shoot southpaw.  The mount was created by Instructables member 'bertus52x11,' who ran into the problem while trying to photograph himself scooping ice cream.  "You sometimes need your right hand in the picture to demonstrate a point," he writes in his guide.   Rotating the camera so that the shutter button is on the bottom works, but it can easily result in a dropped camera.

The simple to make mount is constructed of an Aluminum strip bent to accommodate your thumb.  The bent strip can then be attached to your tripod mount and voila, no more dropped cameras. 

It's not a long-term solution by any means, and operating the shutter button with your little finger takes a bit of getting used to, but if you need the shot, this will do the trick.