Monday, December 19, 2011

Work in Progress...

For me, photography is a continual work in progress.  Everyday, I pick up my camera and practice.  I shoot in different lighting, with any & all subjects willing (or unwilling if my husband!) to participate, and try new techniques in hopes of enhancing my craft. 

Right now, I am trying to master shooting from the hip. Which is exactly what it sounds like - I literally push the shutter button while my camera is resting on my hip or thereabouts. Although I don't always get the focus spot-on, I am just loving the results, especially with kids and pets.  I have found that if my face is constantly behind the camera, people and animals freeze up or lose interest.  I essentially lose that connection with my subject.  Now, on the other hand, when they don't know I am shooting, that is when I capture the real & genuine expressions.  Like I said its a work in progress, but here are a few of my attempts at shooting from the hip at a recent lunch with one of my dearest friends & her lovely family.  Personally, I love the photos and the simple beauty shining through... 

P.S. I may or may not have cheated and looked through the viewfinder on one of the shots  :) 



  1. Love these! Absolutely fabulous images. It's been a while (a long, long while) since I've given this a go! Definitely going to try it again this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You are very welcome! And thank YOU for stopping by and giving me some blog love. Its always much appreciated! oh and I checked out your blog as well - I love the emotions you capture with your camera! :) So inspiring!