Shooting from the Hip

Many well-known street photographers have embraced the technique of shooting from the hip. Where you quite literally photograph everything from hip height without looking through the view finder. I got my hands on a Sony A7RII so thought I’d use this as a challenge to test the cameras controls, functions and focus. I chose a 35mm f/2.8 lens as this is my personal preference when it comes to street photography.

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I’m happy with the varied results and had a lot of fun achieving them. This technique makes you think on your feet by having to consider composition and focal length on the move without looking through the viewfinder. If you want to get to grips with a new camera or want to make the switch from auto to manual this is a great way to do it. Modifying the aperture, ISO and shutter speed have an obvious impact on what you capture.

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