Hip Shots

September 28, 2017

Abstractions

By Jim Sizemore

The “Hip Shots” series of photographs feature images that were grabbed “on the fly” with little regard for framing or focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic images, not perfect ones. With this shoot-from-the-hip method the more frames exposed, the better the chances are to come up with something interesting — in this case a related series arranged as a blog post.

Copyright © 2017 Jim Sizemore.
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Flag Day 2017

June 9, 2017


 Photos by Jim Sizemore


Hip Shots

March 8, 2017

Shapes

 

By Catherine Bruce

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Copyright © 2017 Catherine Bruce

Penny Postcard

February 1, 2017
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This poetic Valentine’s Day card was postmarked Perry Ill., 4 p.m., Feb. 13, 1911. The man who mailed it could expect that his beloved, “Birdie,” would have it in her hand the very next day—Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. In those days, first-class mail was delivered morning and afternoon and postcards required only a one-cent postage stamp. Note also that in this case the card was mailed and delivered sans street name or number. Small town—everyone knows everyone else—therefore, no street address required. What ever happened to that wonderful postal system? Well, for one thing, Time happened.


Hip Shots

January 1, 2017

Café

By Catherine Bruce

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Copyright © 2017 Catherine Bruce

Hip Shots

September 25, 2016

Brunch

By Catherine Bruce

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Copyright © 2016 Catherine Bruce.

Hip Shots

September 5, 2016

The Door

By Catherine Bruce

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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 Reply” section, below.

Copyright © 2016 Catherine Bruce.