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
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Great colors, Tim!
Rawls, thank you.
The subjects of this photo reminds me of some of Duane Hanson’s models that he used for his sculptures. You’ll remember the police officer sculpture in SFMOMA Here is a link to one of the sites that have Hanson’s work http://www.artnet.com/artists/duane-hanson/
Amazing shot! Shot from the hip without even looking in the viewfinder!
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.