Thursday, March 4, 2010

Photography Challenge: Shoot from the Hip

How about a fun, different and EASY photo challenge?

This challenge will work best if you have your camera set on its auto setting. Leave your camera hanging from the strap around your neck and start snapping away or have it on your lap if you are sitting. No looking through the viewfinder or at the screen. This will give you a totally different perspective than looking through the viewfinder. If you have young children this is more likely to be at their eye level and what they see when they are walking through a crowd. If you have family members that hide their faces every time you bring your camera up to your eye this may be a way to sneak some photos of them. Don't worry if your photos are crooked or the subject isn't centered like you hoped.....That is part of the fun!

I hope you have fun with this challenge and will share your photos either by linking them in the comments section here of on the Feeling Scrappy Facebook site.

Here are some samples of some I've taken.


Lee said...

Very fun, Becky. And I LOVE the photos, especially that last one, you could just jump in and eat those veggies!

Jayne said...

Fun Becky! Great photos :) I will give it a try!

shirley said...

Oh, I do this all the time! And Aperture priority works, too.

Here is a link to a shot, shooting from the hip last year:

Stacey said...

Such a fun idea!! Neat photos!!!

Becky said...

Great photo Shirley! Isn't it fun to catch people unaware that you might actually be taking a photo of them.