At a spectacle wearer on the downhill side of 50 my eyesight requires correction for close vision, such as reading, and it was this that gave me the idea for another of my distraction techniques. How its works is like this.
What I do is raise the camera to eye level using my right hand, then with my left hand, lift my spectacles from the bridge of my nose and peer closely at the dials or knobs on the camera top plate, from only a few inches away. At the same time with my right hand I take the shot as described above. This technique also allows you to bring the camera up high and close to the face of the target. The movement of your left hand lifting your spectacles serves to distract the target from your action of taking the shot. Also works if you are wearing sunglasses.
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