Do you remember the 60's when only professional photographers and
those with single lens reflex cameras who pretended they were like
pros would in a crowd raise the camera over their heads and shoot
Now everyone does.
I'm a competitive pistol shooter and sometimes go to the plinking range to
practice "hip-shooting" -i.e., holding the gun near my waist and shooting
at a target on the ground just based on pointing with my hand-- no aiming
with the sights.
I've actually gotten quite good at it-- good muscle feedback and
proprioceptive senses I guess, and can consistently hit frozen juice can
sized target at 8-10 yards. That skill generalized to pointing a camera from
over my head-- I can generally frame just what I want and hit the shutter
Using that technique, I have taken a few, successful shots that I would
have otherwise missed.
Today, with top-of-the-line, point-and-shoot digital cameras with tilt
and swivel LCD displays, it is a much easier practice.
If one really wishes to look like a pro, they must have TWO SLR bodies
hanging from their neck and one must have a HUGE lens. BTDT.
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