August 01, 2010
Shoot from the Hip
One of my blogger friends recently posted about “shooting from the hip.” I wrote the idea down and decided I would try it next time I was out and about. I’d like to give credit where credit is due, but I did not write down the name of that blogger (note to self, when writing down tips, write down the blogger of which I got the tip). 

***EDIT: Cara from Mischief and Laughs was my dear blogger friend that gave me this wonderful tip. Here’s the link to that blog entry – go check her out!***

So today, my husband and I went to Raleigh Wide Open. We walked the streets, we listened to music and watched street performers. I thought…now this, this is a great opportunity to “shoot from the hip.”

If you’ve never done this before, you simply keep the camera at your hip and click – that’s it! I have a hipster camera strap, so I just wear my camera around my neck to the side and click. For events like this, it’s kinda great because you don’t have to feel so awkward about taking pictures of random people. Anyways, I was pretty excited when I looked in my camera and saw this shot. Now, all of my “shoot from the hip” shots weren’t this great, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one.
SOOC Shoot from the Hip
SOOC Shot: ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/250 sec – taken with my 50 mm (f/1.8) lens (I only watermarked and re-sized for my blog)

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 Have a great night!