• 08-27-2012, 09:15 AM
    Frog
    September project......."From the Hip"
    I go through all the project suggestions and many are good but many have been done and I try to make the projects ones that just about anyone can do.

    From another site, I found this idea..."FROM THE HIP"
    The idea is to carry camera at hip level and shoot from that perspective. No viewfinder use.
    "Shooting from the hip is a great technique and, if you've never tried it, makes a great basis for a street photography project. With your camera at waist level, you shoot upwards, without looking through the viewfinder so your subjects don't know they are being photographed and you are rewarded with genuinely candid photographs of people, with the added bonus of an interesting perspective."

    Should be a lite and fun project and who knows....maybe we'll get a really great shot out of all the fun ones.
    Doesn't necessarily have to be street photos or candids of people...could be interesting perspective of anything and the no viewfinder part should make it interesting to see what we get.

    Have fun!
  • 08-27-2012, 10:42 AM
    OldClicker
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Is the flip up LCD with Live View legal? - Terry
  • 08-27-2012, 11:51 AM
    Frog
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OldClicker View Post
    Is the flip up LCD with Live View legal? - Terry

    No! Any breaking of the rules will result in heavy fines~:eek:
  • 08-27-2012, 04:16 PM
    AgingEyes
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    the no viewfinder part should make it interesting to see what we get.

    It could just be like another photograph after all the cropping and rotation adjustment as it doesn't necessarily lead to a shot that looks like it was taken from a lower perspective :)

    I'd say though that if the subject finds out that you're photographing him/her that way, he/she may even be more offended than if you just raised the camera to eye level to take the picture because at least that way, you're open for everyone to see that you're taking a photograph.

    Nevertheless, I do use that technique myself sometimes ;-)
  • 08-28-2012, 09:11 AM
    Frog
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Yes, it could, but then where's the FUN part
  • 08-28-2012, 12:02 PM
    wfooshee
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    I used to do that a lot with the phone camera, but that phone used one of the side buttons to take the picture so it was easy to do by feel. With the clicker on the screen among 8 other menu and mode buttons it's not so easy to do on modern glass-front phones. I've never really tried it with an SLR, though.
  • 08-28-2012, 12:14 PM
    armando_m
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wfooshee View Post
    I used to do that a lot with the phone camera, but that phone used one of the side buttons to take the picture so it was easy to do by feel. With the clicker on the screen among 8 other menu and mode buttons it's not so easy to do on modern glass-front phones. I've never really tried it with an SLR, though.

    I think it is much simpler with an SLR , less covert though
    set it to p , auto iso , continues autofocus, wide angle lens

    Ready to roll !!

    I tried , but never got anything worth sharing :D

    It is fun anyway
  • 08-28-2012, 02:47 PM
    AgingEyes
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    If you use wide-angle (usually it's a 24 for me), use manual focus with a large depth of field and just point and shoot. Auto focus is too slow :)

    Many also use digital compact cameras on the streets.
  • 08-28-2012, 08:04 PM
    AgingEyes
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    More like at thigh level. Corrected rotation and cropped. Shot in motion.


    Attachment 89257
  • 08-28-2012, 08:59 PM
    starriderrick
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    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Shot this from the hip... stealth mode. :D The ultra-wide misses nothing... :p
  • 08-29-2012, 05:01 PM
    starriderrick
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    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    O.k. I know most of you don't like submissions from cell phone cameras. :eek: So.... Here is a legit DSLR "Camera" file "from the hip" Auto-Focused... snap-shot. :D

    No neck strap & captured @ 160mm as I was trolling behind this San Mateo PD officer walking the grounds at a local airshow. :thumbsup:
  • 08-29-2012, 05:40 PM
    trj35
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    My wife and I take alot of photos like that when we are hiking
  • 08-29-2012, 08:44 PM
    AgingEyes
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    Aug 29 2012:



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  • 08-31-2012, 09:34 PM
    starriderrick
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    Aug 31 2012
  • 09-01-2012, 01:23 AM
    SmartWombat
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    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Definitely a hipshot, I actually rested it on my hip to make sure I followed the rules ...

    the owner being taken for a drag towards the beach !
  • 09-01-2012, 09:27 PM
    Frog
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    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Since I suggested it, I figured I better try it. Light was a bit dim...used my Tokina on aperture f/4 but changed to program mode and remembered to push the iso to 400 instead of my usual 100...that helped some.
    The fairly good...the bad and the ugly.
    Not many people out on walk and as you can see the dog wanted to be in all the pics but I did manage to shoot a friend in town when he didn't notice.
  • 09-02-2012, 06:13 AM
    Liz
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by starriderrick View Post
    O.k. I know most of you don't like submissions from cell phone cameras. :eek: So.... Here is a legit DSLR "Camera" file "from the hip" Auto-Focused... snap-shot. :D

    No neck strap & captured @ 160mm as I was trolling behind this San Mateo PD officer walking the grounds at a local airshow. :thumbsup:


    Great shot! Glad you didn't get arrested.
    :D


    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...hip-hip-le.jpg

    Liz
  • 09-04-2012, 04:41 AM
    Greg McCary
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
  • 09-05-2012, 06:32 PM
    AgingEyes
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    Sep 5 2012



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  • 09-11-2012, 08:54 PM
    Jimmy B
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    Sandy last Friday night during the sunset shoot here in Seattle.There were some loud children in the trees behind us.
    Jimmy B
  • 09-11-2012, 10:24 PM
    Frog
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    I like all the shots.
    Remember that its for FUN so post up the ones that maybe turned out not so great too
  • 09-12-2012, 05:23 AM
    Liz
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    I like all the shots.
    Remember that its for FUN so post up the ones that maybe turned out not so great too

    Whew! That's a relief! I thought there was no chance for my participation here! :idea:

    Just kidding Frog. Although this is new to me, I'll give it a "shot" this week. :cool:

    Liz
  • 09-12-2012, 04:52 PM
    Jimmy B
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    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    ok she was peeking & yawning in these two and real bad composition on the third.
    Jimmy B
  • 09-20-2012, 06:13 PM
    Tyson L. Sparks
    Re: September project......."From the Hip"
    A fast snap shot from the waist of my dogs puddle drinking, better them than me! ( I might have cropped it for effect lol)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkstyson/8004409749/" title="water2 by TysonSparks, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8442/8004409749_e632f161aa_c.jpg" width="800" height="535" alt="water2"></a>
  • 10-04-2012, 11:27 PM
    AgingEyes
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    Oct 4

    Attachment 89668



    Oooop :blush2:!