Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Better lucky than good

When I first opened this shot in Photoshop, I thought I had gotten lucky.
I was working on trying out the handheld method of shooting from the hip to get a lower point of view. I had the WCL-X100 adapter lens on the X100S, set the aperture to f8, ISO to 200, and zone focused at approximately 7 feet. What I think happened here was that I had inadvertently jerked the camera when I hit the shutter button which just happened to track the direction of the woman.
While she is not tack sharp, the movement of the camera at close range was just enough to track her at the slow shutter speed of 1/75 second.

It is obvious that I still need some more practice with this technique but I like the lower POV. Obviously I need to carry the camera more level (although I do like all the diagonal lines produced here) and get a more comfortable grip so I do not jerk the camera. I also need to pay attention to what my settings are. A higher shutter speed would have helped with the camera movement a little.
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...

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