One of the things I really do enjoy is shooting from the hip. The most exciting part of the whole process is that I´m not fully in control of the shots and that´s why I come up with some pretty horrible photos quite often. But those few shots I like are really worth it. Since I really hate all possible ways of pretending and sometimes I prefer to go unnoticed, shooting from the hip suits me well. You would be surprised how many candid and real moments you can capture thanks to this technique. All those imperfections resulting from shooting from the hip like irregular angle, blurry photos and many other imperfections can even make your shots more impressive.
It´s a special moment we haunt during shooting from the hip, not the perfect setting. Nevertheless there are few basic “rules” that I consider very helpful. I always use wide-angle lens to make me and the viewer feeling like we´re a part of the scene. The other “rule” I follow is a fast shutter speed. If you’re shooting from the hip, there is always chance you´re moving not to mention that the object might be moving as well. As a result the chances for motion blur are high so you need to freeze the scene using a fast shutter speed. Now you just have to go out there and give it a try.
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