I find that I am not fixed in my photography habits as yet, as I spend more time with Nikhil, I tend to absorb some of his outlook on different types of photography. Going into “taking pictures” I never even knew that there were so many areas of photography; Macro Photography (or macrography), Model Photography, Product Photography, Landscape Photography… You name it and there’s probably some type of photography associated with it! Anyway Nikhil has a fondness for Street Photography, he knows the Famous of the genre, like Henri Cartier Bresson, and also some of the not-so-famous 🙂 Anyway, some of it is rubbing off on me, maybe because I usually accompany him on his jaunts to find his next subject.
While it is still “not my thing”, I don’t discount it as a style that I may adopt from time to time, I just don’t think that I am any good at it 🙂
So just for starters, here are three recent ones that may fit the category.
I heard the drumming before I saw the drummer, and by the time I got across the street the original drummer had switched places with this youngster.
A popular sight on the pavements of Georgetown, everyone wants to see the latest movies:
And this one is outside a busy “Betting Shop”
So goes my first forage into Street Photography, but I have others from the past that may fit the category, I’ll add them to the collection later 🙂
10 thoughts on “In the Streets”
I found these street pix composition a tad restrictive. While this focus on the subject it begs other questions of background, settings etc
Thanks Neville, now that I made the decision to at least give Street Photography a try, I am grate ful for your comments 🙂
Not being good at it is part of the fun. You get to explore and develop, and half of making great photos (at least to me) come from the interest you get from exploring something different.
Thanks Nik, quite true, its the learning that makes it worth the while
I think you did a really good job with your first attempt at street shooting. Honestly, I’d feel very uncomfortable taking photos of strangers so, respect to you for doing that. Well done.
Thanks Nigel, I figure I should try these things, who knows where it might go 🙂
I’m a people-watcher and so I love the concept of street photography. So far however, I haven’t found the nerve to aim my camera in public. I live in a small, very quiet town so the opportunity only really arises when I go to the cities. Someday I’m going to try it out. Kudos and good luck to you in this project. I think it’s a very challenging subject and from this little taste, I suspect that you are going to be Very good at it!
Thanks, it will be a Journey 🙂
I love street photography! The unpredictable nature is half the fun, but like anything, only practice makes perfect (or as close to perfect as you can get, anyway).
Thanks. Well, I am also scared of this particular facet of photography… but I think once I can get over the initial jitters, I can at least try to get some nice ones 🙂