Hip Shots

September 11, 2013

Flag Change XXI

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.

Patriot Days 2010, Fort McHenry

September 22, 2010

Troops

This year during the Patriot Day activities at Fort McHenry, I made scores of photographs using the “Hip Shots” technique. The “shoot-from-the-hip” method, executed without concern for focus and framing, produces much waste along with the occasional interesting, even surreal, picture. The following post represents a small selection from the series. Tap the “Hip Shots” tag in the toolbar above for examples from the regular series, which post each Friday.

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Copyright © 2010 Jim Sizemore.

Patriot Days 2010, Fort McHenry

September 15, 2010

Portraits

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Copyright © 2010 Jim Sizemore.


Fort McHenry

January 20, 2010

September 10, 2009

ThreeTrees:Blog

PedsFlag:Blog

Trucks:Blog

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Fort McHenry

October 21, 2009

Patriot Day V

September 12, 2009

ThreeLadies2:Blog

Twosome:Blog

Lady1:Blog

This is the fifth in a series of six posts featuring my photographs of the 2009 Patriot Day activities at Fort McHenry. The series will post Wednesdays through October 28, displaying a set of three images each time. Also on October 28th, a new Patriot Day page with the complete set of eighteen photos will post. (Click images for larger views.)

Copyright © 2009 Jim Sizemore.


Fort McHenry

October 14, 2009

Patriot Day IV

September 12, 2009

DrummerBoy2:Blog

Drums:Blog

GuardBoy:Blog

This is the fourth in a series of six posts featuring my photographs of the 2009 Patriot Day activities at Fort McHenry. The series will post Wednesdays through October 28, displaying a set of three images each time. Also on October 28th, a new Patriot Day page with the complete set of eighteen photos will post. (Click images for larger views.)

Copyright © 2009 Jim Sizemore.


Fort McHenry

October 7, 2009

Patriot Day III

September 12, 2009

Brothers2:Blog

Pikes2:Blog

Drill:Blog

This is the third in a series of six posts featuring my photographs of the 2009 Patriot Day activities at Fort McHenry. The series will post Wednesdays through October 28, displaying a set of three images each time. Also on October 28th, a new Patriot Day page with the complete set of eighteen photos will post. (Click images for larger views.)

Copyright © 2009 Jim Sizemore.