This pandemic is really taking a toll on my desire to walk downtown and capture people in street photography. So, I’ll just write and share images and remind myself of some basics when I finally do get back out there and face the public.
- Get out. Find those outdoor public areas that have people out enjoying life.
- Every human is beautiful and photographers make interesting anthropologists, documenting human nature.
- There will always be something of interest. Look for it. Work the scene.
- Experimentation breeds creativity
- Take a smaller camera or mobile device. DSLRs get heavy after awhile.
- Experiment in jpeg format, keepers get the RAW treatment.
- Color or black and white? Find an aethestic and own it. I like both color and B&W. BW for me has to be high contrast, deep shadows. Color can be muted with moody contrasts to match the backdrop.
- Street photography can be risky and your experiences my vary.
- The risks can be worth the reward.
- Street photography is usually best going alone but a photo walk with friends can be more fun. Find a partner.
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