Shoot from the hip

Not really tried this type of street photography before, mainly as I have only used SLR type cameras till now for street photography

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I have decided that “square format” is the best way to shoot, as the GRD IV can only really be shot “on its side” when shooting from the hip, so I would end up with all my shots being in “portrait” mode.

I’m not really a fan of portrait mode shots, so square format seems the best bet.

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The Ricoh GRD IV has the ability to shoot RAW (DNG) files that are square – don’t think I have had a camera before that allows this.

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Shooting from the hip is one of the most controversial subjects amongst street photographers, and I can see that relying on it solely could end up with a lot of similar looking shots.

I think it is a useful method to learn to use, and it is not easy, so is a skill in itself.

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