It's happened again, I was watching another TV program and the actor was holding the DSLR the wrong way. Is it only me who has noticed this trend? It now seems the exception rather than the rule that we see actors holding a camera correctly.
A few weeks ago The Sunday Times (in England) printed a lengthy article in its magazine about new methods of teaching music in schools. It was illustrated with a photograph of three comely young ladies in school uniform, purportedly playing musical instruments.
The clarinettist's mouthpiece was the wrong way up and had no reed. Her right hand was so far up the body of the instrument that she couldn't support it and wouldn't have been able to reach several of the lower keys.
The alto saxophonist's hands were the wrong way round (right hand top, left bottom) and she had no neck strap, which would have made the thing jolly difficult to hold.
One might expect that cameramen making films or TV shows would better know how its actors should pretend to take photographs than a photographer taking snapshots of models pretending to be schoolgirls would know how to make them look as if they were pretending to play musical instruments, though.