Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shoot From The Hip


As my friends know, I like to shoot people in the crowd at public events. But sometimes it is so packed that it's almost impossible to do. You could park yourself on a corner to shoot people coming towards you but even that may not work if you can;t get a long enough view.

There is another way to go about it. Sometimes I will walk through a crowd with the camera at my hip, finger on the shutter button. If I see something interesting I point the camera in the general direction, click and hope for the best. Almost no one notices. Surprising how often I get a good result.     

6 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Real street photography! I am yet to try that, walking down a street like you did here. I guess you would need a good wide angle lens to get away with that. Oh, and I have ordered another Yongnuo lens. A 35mm, could work for street photography I guess.

s.c said...

Ha, my way to tackle a crowded mass. Very wel executed. I like it Bob.

bill burke said...

Great results, Bob. You're a hippie :)

Sharon Anck said...

I like that idea. I may have to give it a try!

William Kendall said...

I've never done that myself.

Bob Crowe said...

Stefan - I was using a 24-105 lens at 80mm, 1600 ISO and f6.3. I probably should have used f8. 35mm may be too short for this type of shot.