Top Ten Digital Photography Tips
Subject:   Vertical Shooting Steadiness
Date:   2007-01-27 14:18:17
From:   TommyTitmouse
I shoot a lot of candid photos and there is usually little time to set up a shot, so a tripod is not normally used. BUT, when shooting vertically, you can steady the camers quite well by orienting the camera with the release button in the down position and using the thumb to trip the shutter. That takes a little getting used to, but after a while it becomes second nature.

If a hard suface is available such as a table top you can use both elbows as a make-do tripod to steady the camera.