FROM THE BACK: PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE

A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: FROM THE BACK

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR MORE PHOTOS WHERE THE SUBJECT IS SHOWN FROM THE BACK.

I shoot so much from the back that friends have finally stopped asking me why I do it. That probably proves something, but I’m not sure what.



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  1. Hm. that gives me an idea. I’ll see what I can do about it over the long holiday weekend.

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    • People don’t get self-conscious when you shoot them from behind or off to the side … Sometimes you get really interesting moments that way. A lot of the people I know don’t like getting photographed … so I’ve worked out all kinds of ways to stay out of their field of vision 🙂

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      • Back in the 60s I did a lot of “candids” and it required speed and stealth (they call it “Street Photography” now). I was using a Miranda G, at the time, a camera that let you remove the pentaprism viewer so I could appear to be fooling around with the settings and I was really snapping some photos. So, in other words, I didn’t look directly at the subject, or obviously aim the camera at them. A subject might even be looking right at me wondering what I was so engrossed in with the camera buttons resulting in some interesting expressions. The Miranda G wasn’t a great camera but it let me get away with a lot of transgression and I got a bunch of great people candids with it. I think Nikon also made a model with removable pentaprism.., but, I think, it was their most expensive one (the “F”) and who could afford that?

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        • One of the things I like about the Olympus PENs … and even more, the Pentax Q7 … is that they are so stealthy. Little cameras that don’t call attention to themselves. I always laugh at people who are trying to be stealthy while using flash.

          However, at my best, people notice what I’m doing because I am so slow to line up my shots. I can’t just shoot … I compose … and I’m too slow.

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          • I avoid “flash” like the plague. Unless you really know what you’re doing with it, the results are, more often, horrendous. Of course cameras like the EPL5, or 6, where there display swivels, can help you be a little more sneaky. The drawback is the LCD displays themselves which tend to wash out in bright sunlight. This limits your candid shots to what you can see, or indoors only. Even with a DVF, or OVF, lifting a camera to eye level is a definite give away. I’m thinking speed, and good guessing, will definitely help outside.., good luck.

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            • I agree. Even when a flash works, it produces a flat look, especially with skin tones. It scares babies and dogs. So unless you have a professional quality flash you can bounce, or an umbrella, flash doesn’t make good pictures.

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  2. wow I just love the autumn colors in the tree with all those pumkins, fab-u-lous!

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  3. It never occurred to me that all of those pictures where the squirrel turns its back on me might actually be worth saving…

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  4. Looks like you are having fun! Fun photos too.

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  5. Ha! I love your commentary and the photos. Thanks for joining the challenge!

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