This week's assignment was to shoot from the hip. I had no idea that this was a method of photography - I thought it was just a comment to make about a person that is a straight talker. I probably shouldn't admit this, because it makes me sound a little bit dense, but it's true. Shooting from the hip is a form of street shooting where the photographer holds the camera at hip or waist level and shoots upwards. People don't tend to notice the camera as easily, and so it's a bit easier to get more candid photos. It's not an easy way to shoot, because you can't frame your shots, so you have to depend on post-processing to achieve your desired look.
I had a fabulous time taking these pictures . . . so thank you for suggesting this.
Treat. Now. Ah, good human!
Crooked due to facial paralysis (on the left - her right), this photo almost makes her look straight again.
I promise Mom, I didn't do it!
Okay, what's with the camera?? How come I can see your face still?