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