The two main ways to look at the swing are face-on directly opposite (caddies view) and to your side so your camera is looking directly down your target line. Both angles are extremely useful for analysing various aspects of your technique but if you can only use one, take video looking toward your target. To ensure that the video doesn’t get distorted it is also important that your camera remains still. This is much easier if you use a small tripod that are easy to find online and I can recommend a couple if you require. It is a telescopic selfie stick with a tripod and remote control for the camera. It quick and easy to set up and easily fits into a golf bag so ideal whether you are at home, on a range or course. When taking videos from caddie’s view, set your camera directly opposite your hands and parallel to your target line when filming. If you are filming looking directly down your target line, position the camera directly opposite your hands and at a right angle to your target line. When taking video from down the target line it is also helpful (for fuller swings) to check the top of the backswing with the camera positioned at chest height instead of hand height. Finally, make sure you set up your camera far enough back in both instances so that the club’s path through your entire swing is visible. It is better if video is taken in landscape mode because it is easier to make sure all the club's arc of swing is kept in shot and also helps with editing side by side comparisons.

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