One Hand Snap

The OHS or One Hand Snap is a design allows you to click pictures with a SLR camera, using one hand only. Basically it is intended for those with only one upper limb, but I can see it being used in many situations. Typically using an SLR Camera efficiently requires the usage of both the hands. One is for setting the shutter speed, aperture value and releasing the shutter, the other is for focusing and zooming. OHS makes the single-hand operation a breeze!

  • Typical SLR camera has a fixed shutter button on camera body and a removable lens with focus ring (a zoom lens with a zoom ring as well). They cannot be reached by one hand at one time.
  • Using OHS, the user can snap with professional SLR camera by one hand.
  • OHS is not only a movable shutter release cord but also a component, which can be fixed on lens when needed.
  • A shutter release cord with silicone can fit for different diameter lens and also can be turned to different sides to fit for left or right hand.
  • This means you can move the shutter button to anywhere you can reach when using SLR camera with one hand.

One Hand Snap is a 2013 red dot award: design concept winner.

Designer: Xing Dawei (Dave Xing)


  • Shawn Young says:

    Need it.
    How much will it cost?
    When will it be available?

  • Rocío says:

    I’ve just been through a cirgury of my right hand. I need this! Where can I buy it?

  • Wall-E says:

    Please, PLEASE, P L E A S E manufacture these!

  • Jeff says:

    Where can I buy one ?

  • Sam says:

    put this on a crowdsourcing website and I guarantee it’ll be well-funded!

  • Camellia says:

    My granddaughter loves “my pictures” has use of only one hand.. Need one

  • nelson says:

    Oyea! Im DEFINITELY buying a few of those!!

  • Wil says:

    brilliant .. please make these!

  • Jay Scott says:

    I just need to throw in my two cents that I know numerous disabled photographers, including myself, who would be all over this. I really hope this becomes a widely available product and you are welcome to contact me about future developments with the e-mail address provided here.

    Limited dexterity, disability, arthritis… So many people would benefit from this. I’m really excited and will be watching closely!

  • Paul Schoenfeld says:

    This seems like a great idea. I encourage you to develop it further.

  • Dio Canon says:

    now I can wank with one hand and shoot with the other!

  • John Bissell says:

    Very interested in the, One Hand Snap.

    Can you please inform me when available and where.


    John Bissell

  • Wall-E says:

    6 weeks of comments and nothing from the designer?

    Let’s get this rolling!
    Plenty of demand!!!!!!

  • Wall-E says:

    Please don’t take this wrong, but there’s no indication of who you are, and the translation software/site you’re using didn’t make a readable sentence.

    Are you the designer?

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  • Bud says:

    Have you contacted Quirky for development of initial development of a shutter release and follow on development of a control button. There are many out there who need a One Hand Snap from those who have had a CVA to Wounded Warriors and lots more. The list is very long. Have you made any progress in bring this to market.

  • Guiomar says:

    Hello! I’m a one-handed photographer and I’ve just found this. It’s amazing!

    it would be great for me. is it available somewhere? how much would it cost?

    thank u so much

  • Wall-E says:

    More SPAM!

  • oKto says:

    I’m waiting for so many years that kind of product…
    Could you give us a clue when it’ll be out

    many MANY thanks

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  • MarthaBea says:

    Would love to buy one yesterday for my left-handed partner and one just for me ‘cos it’s a really good idea.

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  • C.L.Santos says:

    I know a couple people that would grab these real quick. I myself am intrigued and would like to try one first hand.

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