Hip Shots

Big Fish

By Jim Sizemore

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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.

Copyright © 2013 Jim Sizemore.

5 Responses to Hip Shots

  1. Regina says:

    Somebody has a good eye. These shots made me smile.

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks, Regina. As a reward for your nice comment, I’m sending your sister out west for a visit . . .

  3. Jo-Ann says:

    And paying for the ticket, too, I hope . . .

  4. Sheila says:

    Interesting! I like the first shot. What is that, a mural?

  5. Jim says:

    Thanks for the comment, Sheila, and the question. Those are huge paper prints pasted onto the sides of even “huge-er” corn syrup storage tanks. The tanks are right on the edge of Baltimore harbor, not far from Fort McHenry, and next door to the Under Armour headquarters campus. The company signs up sports icons with local connections — people such as Michael Phelps, Cal Ripkin, and ex-Raven Ray Lewis. I made the images over two days as I passed them on my morning walk through the Locust Point neighborhood. So far I’ve done Phelps and Lewis (scroll down to see Lewis), and I plan to use a few more of the photos for at least one more “Hip Shots” post.

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