Weekly challenge: 4/27 - 5/3 The Shooting Blind Challenge

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  1. johngpt

    johngpt Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    And here is the uncropped, unedited image from which the above was created.
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    For this image I had placed the camera on the ground and guess-timated how much to tilt it upward. I took a couple shots.


     
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  2. gk fotografie

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    In the film era 'shooting from the hip' was synonymous with candid photography, street photography, action, photojournalism, in other words making quick and direct photos since there is no time to focus at ease, choosing a shuttertime/aperture or changing any lenses. It's too bad these kind of concepts are slowly being forgotten in this digital world.

    I find 'blind shooting' not something that's solely or exclusively related to creativity, the accompanying photo is from the previous weekly challenge, I held the camera - kneeling on the platform - with 2 arms as far as possible above the train tracks without using the lcd or viewfinder (I didn't stand on these tracks myself) through the fisheye effect the tracks seem to be distorted which makes the photo, not the fact that I used my Fuji XE-1 camera blind. For me, it's all about the (end) result, how it's obtained or created is absolutely less important to me.

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    As a very small boy we lived in The Hague next to a very famous Dutch photojournalist (Simon Smit, 1914-2012) who regularly visited us and perhaps I became interested in photography by him? Simon Smit won the Zilveren Camera, Dutch prize for outstanding photojournalism, no less than twice in 1955 and 1957. This prize has been awarded since 1949 to the photographer who took the best press photo of that year.
    (https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/fotocollectie/detail/acd39424-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84)

    Simon Smit went to events and always made a show of his appearance with a lot of cameras around his neck and a high aluminum ladder that he placed between the audience or other photographers in order to have the best "spot in town" and when a large circus came to The Hague, he once crawled into the lion's cage (together with the trainer) to make a fantastic photo for the newspaper. All kind of "tricks" he used that nobody noticed in his pictures and aren't mentioned anywhere, because only the end result counts and the way in which it was achieved or with what kind of camera or lens the photo was taken actually is not important.
    Oh well, just my opinion.

    Gerard
     
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  3. CherylL

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    Shooting blind do you find yourself leaning one way more than the other? When I take beach photos with the Sony RX100iv it is too bright to use the screen. Yes it does have a pop up viewfinder that I forget about. I find all of the photos lean a tad to the right. With digital it is easy to straighten/crop in post and not worry too much about leveling. The video I try to keep even and steady, but still crop straighten which video can be zoomed 10% without loosing too much sharpness.
     
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  4. jcdeboever

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    They do sell one and two way bubble levels for hot shoe...
     
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    This was with the Canon at f4.5 and zone focus. I held the camera low by my knees. No cropping or straightening.

    [​IMG]Who is out there? by Cheryl, on Flickr
     
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  6. Original katomi

    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yes for me there would be advantages one of my subjects is street photography, I pre set the camera and up date the light reading every so often that way I can point and shoot as some of the tings I see often leave no time for framing
     
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    Holding my Fuji X-T2 out at arms length from a balcony and pointing the lens at my 'model'.

    When I heard the auto-focus beep, pressed the shutter. Only tried it once as I was worried I'd drop the camera!

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  8. Fred von den Berg

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  9. jcdeboever

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    Working on the road, Monday. Nothing done, got lucky. Need a better scanning method, this Epson V800 is horrible with 135 film. Nikon Lite Touch AF600. Kodak Tmax 100, HC110B.

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  10. jcdeboever

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    Untouched. I took this in Florida about a week ago but I knew I was doing this challenge so I took a few. Nikon Lite Touch AF600. Kodak Tmax 100, HC110 B.

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  11. jcdeboever

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    Slight crop. Nikon F, 43-86, Lomography Earl Gray 400, HC110B. Definitely had the motion blur and zone set wrong but it was all of a sudden.

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