This week our blog circle theme is “From the Hip”. Also known as “shooting blind” this is a photography technique where the camera is just about anywhere except in front of the photographer’s eye – up high, down low, over there, or hanging casually at the waist as if no pictures are being taken at all. It’s popular with photojournalists and street photographers looking to capture candid expressions and alternate perspectives. It’s used by pet photographers for outdoor action, spontaneous moments and for pets who are nervous around people with big black boxes in front of their faces. Here are a few examples of shooting blind featuring my own ferocious abominable snow monsters Flying Orange Kangabeast and Little Red Terror.
Please also head over to Dog Breath Photography to see what else happens when the photographer is not looking!