Hip Shots

Blur IV

By Jim Sizemore

(Click images for larger views.)

The “Hip Shots” series of Doodlemeister.com photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method the more frames  exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting—a related series that can be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own pictures, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. Meanwhile, click on these images for a larger view, and click the “Hip Shots” tag above for more examples. For another post in the series, tune in next Friday.

Copyright © 2011 Jim Sizemore.

3 Responses to Hip Shots

  1. Hello sir! I hope you still remember me. Anyway, I wanna share my own “Hip Shots” here:

    http://shutterslacker.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/todays-exercise-street-one/

    The last five photos (starting from the wheel) are all shot from the hip.

  2. Jim says:

    Of course I remember you! Love your street work. And I appreciate your interest in the “Hip Shots” concept. Especially enjoyed the bike riders and the cigarette vendor. The cigarette vendor is really good—I love how the figure “bleeds” of the left side and bottom of the frame—also the gesture with his right arm and hand. The only suggestion I have is that you may want to be less concerned about keeping the camera level. Letting the frame tilt naturally without trying to control it so much will create intresting diagonals, which are much more visually dynamic.

  3. Thanks for the input, Jim . . . I certainly am tilting less . . . will try that in my next hip shot work. Thank you for all the remarks! The cig vendor is also my favorite . . .

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