The Filmmaker

Another Accidental Shot

Another Accidental Shot

NEAR EHRENBERG, AZ

January 26, 2016 6:40 PM

I don’t remember this guy’s name. Two weeks ago, he had asked me to sit outside my van at the RTR while he filmed some “B-roll” shots for a movie he was making about people who live out of their cars. After the shot, I was admiring his camera and was showing him mine (unfortunately, his is bigger).

I’ve often said that the way I shoot some of my best photos is to just get out of the way and let Her do Her thing and this is a perfect example. I was holding the camera at my chest and showing him how if I push this little shutter release button right here just one time, the camera will take three really fast photos—one overexposed, one underexposed and one spot on. “See that? Phit, phit, phit! That was three shots in less than a second. Pretty cool, huh?”

So he was looking at the camera while I was demonstrating it and it turned out to be a pretty good shot. I didn’t have to crop it or anything.

I didn’t realize I even had this shot until a few minutes ago when I was dumping some other photos that I had taken today.

I wish I could take the credit for this portrait, but it was all Her doing. Come to think of it, you could say, “It was all Her doing” for just about everything.

[EDIT 01/27/2016] The filmmaker pictured above is Bob Pearson and here’s a link to his website, Moveable Condo.

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