Shot from the Hip


This image of these two people was shot in a gallery. I had the camera hanging from a shoulder strap and I was taking photographs without looking into the camera. The technique is common for street photography. DiRosa, Napa, CA, U.S.A. June 30, 2018

This image of these two people was shot in a gallery. I had the camera hanging from a shoulder strap and I was taking photographs without looking into the camera. The technique is common for street photography. DiRosa, Napa, CA, U.S.A. June 30, 2018

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4 Comments on “Shot from the Hip

    • Hien, thank you. I’ve gotten used to shooting this way after doing it for at least 5 years. If you’re interested in pursuing this you could check out this article by Eric Kim. http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2010/09/18/how-to-shoot-from-the-hip-street-photography/ I agree with most of what he says. I tend to shoot at f/8 and my ISO is between 400 to 800. I’ve occasionally put the ISO on Auto when the light is low and variable. I use aperture priority, autofocus, and evaluative metering. I believe a key to getting an accurate focus is using back button focus. If you’re not familiar with it, here is an article that appears to give a good explanation and how to set a camera up. https://www.colesclassroom.com/back-button-focus-explained/ I use back button focus all the time. It takes getting used to but I find it far superior to pushing the shutter button half way down and reestablishing your shot. Even if you decide not to do street photography, back button focus is the way to go.

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