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Shooting the ginko: Gaienmae, Tokyo

I spent an hour or two up in Gaienmae with a student last week. Some great scenes. Shot this as a quick demo of how to get a great shot from the hip, focused at 3m distance with the 50mm. Previously we'd be trying to get shots of people shooting the trees and people quickly became conscious of us, and turned away. With the camera held down by my side, in portrait orientation and with the slight up-angle I needed to get the right view, you can sometimes get a little more drama in the shot than if it's shot from head-height.... where the view tends always to be looking down.

Like how this came out.

Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/1.2