Originally Posted by Rick C
I shoot a lot of pictures by walking along and holding it down at the knees, pointing in the general direction with auto focus and blazing away.
I do this all the time...I often set my camera to multiple shots (fast shutter release, multiple photos per second) and hold it down in the general area of where I want the shot from. If I take enough, one is bound to be what I wanted! This works well to avoid having to lay in the snow (not fun!) or mud or whatever when you want a shot from down low (among many other situations).
Honestly...anyone who doesn't
do that doesn't seem like a photographer to me. Photography is art, it's all about experimenting and doing new things. There no such thing as an incorrect "method" of photographing something...if it turns out well and you like it, it's a great shot!