I was surprised to see that (according to a recent news article [link]) an Otto Bock Michelangelo hand was required to reclaim one's role as photographer:
"This Michelangelo is quantum leaps ahead of anything I have ever been able to do before," Wigington said.
The hope is, with training, Wigington can reclaim his position as the family photographer.
(quoted from http://www.wthr.com/story/20111441/indianapolis-minister-first-to-get-revolutionary-prosthetic on Dec 13th 2012).
It appears that in over some 20 years of being a right below elbow amputee, Dave Wigington has not been able to figure out how to use a camera well, swift, fast and proficiently.
It appears that in over some 20 years, one now requires a particular "bionic" hand to be a family photographer.
This is extraordinary.
See, it took me exactly a day or two after the amputation to figure out that my camera still worked the exact same way. That was before "bionic" prostheses came along.
So there is a big difference between my own experience and between Dave Wigington's experience.
Seeing that there are obvious differences in what people think they can or can not do, I tried to see where the problem might be.
From there, I will illustrate some ways of taking photos singlehandedly, with the left hand, and / or with my prosthetic arm. If Dave has problems, other people may find this instructive. Who knows. Read More