Rennes et Flocons de Neige
Taken in the grand dressing room a few days ago while "Reindeer" and "Snowflakes" ballerinas were getting ready for the final rehearsal. To get this candid "street style" capture (A technique without looking through the viewfinder), I walked towards the center of the room with the camera lowered to chest height, paused for a second and pretended to adjust the camera (what I'm really doing is lining up and leveling the camera with the scene). Then within that split second when I think no one is going to bump into me or walk in front of the subjects, and without changing my gaze or looking upwards, I took the shot. After this, I turned around and walked away nonchalantly. This technique is used by many street photographers but something I'd picked up on my own from using rangefinders. It was later confirmed by the talented Stephane Paquet.
Explore #47, December 19, 2011