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ted grant wrote: > > Folks, > > I've seen photographers do this "blind shooting" and always wondered what > the hell they are doing...shooting wild like that? > > SNIP... > Quite frankly, to hell with this shooting blindly stuff! If you don't have > the balls to put the camera to your eye and shoot, "learn how!" > > Jeeeeeesh, I know I'm in trouble again! :) oh well what the hell, I'm > sounding like an old grouch this morning.:) Merry Christmas everyone! :) > > ted Ted, There have been times when doing news work photographing tightly mobbed personages that I have resorted to the "Hail Mary" technique of prefocusing with wide angle lens, holding camera up, pointing it down and firing at perceived meaningful action. And I have made some nice photos this way that would not have been possible from ground level or unless I carried a stepladder. It may not be the most involved and intimate process of making a photo but it has brought home some pix where otherwise I would have been skunked. It does take some skill, talent and awareness to photograph this way and to pull it off. It also takes some editing skill so as not to embarress one's self. Carl S.