From the Hip - A Day with Opa

From the Hip – A Day with Opa

I have a lens relatively new to me.  It’s a 40mm and I am trying to get to know it.  I love it, but I definitely still have to get used to the in depth aspects of it.  I know my kit lens by heart and often don’t have to even look  through the viewfinder, but know that I will still get exactly what I want.  I have taken that for granted and cannot apply that knowledge at all to this lens.  Is a bit tricky for me still.  So, I decided to task myself with an exercise.

I’ve heard of many street photographers “shooting from the hip”.  Basically it is exactly that: you have your camera hanging (or holding) by your hip and you shoot without looking through the viewfinder.  It makes for images that are seen from a completely different perspective, which is cool.  But it also forces me to learn how I need to move with the lens.

So, here is the result:

“A Day with Opa” – walking to the playground and letting the kiddos play, while I walk to the voting booth to cast my vote in the German elections, and back again.

These are unedited images.  They will be underexposed, overexposed, out of focus, and oddly cropped.

Enjoy!

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