PROTIP: In recent history, I have come across some articles about the joys of hip-shooting photography. The idea is that by holding the camera at your waist and just snapping pictures, you can get pictures of people who do not know you are taking pictures of them. Thus, they act more naturally. It’s fun, effective, nefarious, and a little creepy – just like the FBI surveillance van parked in front of your neighbor’s house that says “Gingerbread Bakery” on the side. Here are some pictures of Harold looking like a model for Old Navy/gang lieutenant in Chicago at the bus stop.
Here are the two websites I skimmed to learn to hip-shoot photos. It’s not the best method for every photo, but sometimes you can get pictures you can’t get any other way. Link number one is the best.
Taking better, more interesting pictures is not hard. Get out there and make something cool!