It is not something I use much, nor am I typically very good at, but I am working on my shooting from the hip. On Saturday it helped. At the UCCC Eggstravaganza I was talking to a friend, but  really wanted a photo of her daughter playing in a sun hat. The girl University City Children's Center where I work, so she knows me. I take lots of photos for the center, but typically this little one doesn't like to be photographed. So I used a very simple, but useful technique I picked up reading some social site.

With the camera at my hip, I hold my pointer finger along the lens because it turns out we are pretty accurate pointers. Then I can shoot away being pretty confident about a decent composure because I know my finger is pointing at what I want the camera to see. The results were pretty good this time.

Shoot from the hip

View the full resolution images and more from the day at my UCCC Eggstravaganza photo gallery.