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Bruce Smithhammer
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Agreed, Steve. Jeff’s tip about a ‘second anchor’ has really helped me with a more consistent, so-called ‘dynamic release.’

Imo, the dynamic release is really just the normal and natural result of good back tension and push/pull throughout the shot sequence. It’s what your hand automatically wants to do upon releasing all that tension. It isn’t an intentional or exaggerated movement at all. All the second anchor point does is assure that this natural movement stays in-line and doesn’t result in plucking – which in my mind, is the only real pitfall of a dynamic release (then again, it’s a pitfall with a static release as well…).

Here’s the video Steve mentions: