I like to “shoot from the hip” sometimes (shoot candidly with the camera held low by the hip) It’s something the G9 was great for as it was a good size to hold firmly. As a DSLR is bigger and more ungainly to hold low, then i like to sometimes use the vertical grip shutter button with the camera hanging around my neck, so it’s really more like “shooting from the belly button”.
Walking around the London underground the other day between trains gave me the chance to try a few shots using this technique. Whilst it can seem a bit random what you shoot, you get used to where the camera is pointing and can frame the shots reasonably well, but not being quite sure what you’ve got can give an edge to the photos. It’s a good style of street photography, though not in the way of getting close up portraits, but never the less, it’s a style i like and enjoy using sometimes.
Although i think black and white suits this kind of photography, i’ve decided to post the colour ones on this blog as i also quite like the cast that the lights give in the corridors. So here’s a selection………..
Due to the train being completely overcrowded, so much so that i could only just fit in as the doors closed, then it was impossible to take any shots on the train.