By Jo-Ann Pilardi
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The “Hip Shots” series of 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 may be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own images, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below.
How can I get involved with hip shots?
Hello Thomas, and thanks for your interest in my Hip Shots feature. The way to get involved is to submit pictures — or “iphoneography” — that you think will work for my consideration. If I can figure out a way to use your images, I’ll be happy to do so and give you full credit. Sorry, no pay. (As editor, I don’t get paid either.) The little blurb at the bottom of the posts should give you a general idea of what I look for, but if you have specific questions don’t hesitate to ask.