This week’s Friday (My Town) Shoot-out topic is Shooting from the hip. I found this fun, (really) trying something different with the camera, but I didn’t really have success with it. I didn’t get even one photo that I would call interesting or beautiful. I will still share a few with you because if nothing else I am a good sport.
I found that I couldn’t shoot while walking – therefore shooting from the hip, being spontaneous, or secretive or on the sly. I would have to stop and move my body around so I didn’t take a picture of my leg or of the ground and stand still making sure the camera was quiet so the photo wasn’t blurred. Also except for the fact that all of them are at an angle they are of the same topics I would shoot normally – looking through the eye piece. Is this the way it is supposed to be? I finally turned the camera upside down so I could keep my finger on the ‘click’ button and still keep the camera steady. Not really shooting from the hip -
Last Sunday, Camillo and I walked to the hippy square and I clicked the camera all along the way. The title of this post could be ‘to the market and home’ a walk along the Rua. Shooting at this angle does give you a better sense of the context of the photo. Some sky, some sidewalk, a little broader photo than just the straight up shot. hop you enjoying walking to the market on a hot Sunday morning.