Photographer's Note

This is the technique - shooting from the hip - that I like to employ in street photography at times when the opportunity permits. Shooting upwards without looking through the viewfinder and preventing eye contact as far as possible, allows me to take much more candid images of people on the move as they do not realise me shooting them and with the wide lens I get much more interesting perspective allowing viewers to feel as if they are part of the whole scene.

This is a picture of Tibetan pilgrims at Boudhanath Stupa walking clockwise round the stupa, lens prefocused and polarised, camera preset on manual mode using fast shutter speed with a tiny hot shoe attached spirit level to get the camera square and horizontal.

This is the most decent image I have got from the pick-and-choose at the same spot out of 20 images.

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