Photographing people in the street, is it easy?
I set myself a task to get better at photographing people in the street.
That is an area I like and I want to get better at as I like observing what people do, how they dress, how they behave and interact. But of course as fascinating it can be it is also quite difficult. What I worry the most about is people's first reaction, whether they want their picture taken and whether they will interact with me to say 'please delete' or whether they will turn away. What happens most times is people turn away to avoid being photographed. So the type of images I kept shooting were 'stolen' images which were not very well framed, or were taken in a hurry or didn't have any expressions in them.
So I decided to change that and started asking people if I could take their picture. Here are some of these photos.
While practising street or 'tube' photography in this case of a line of men standing in a line, waiting for the tube, these photos also fulfil another aim: entertaining my son as he loves train, 'tchu tchu coming'.
I love photographing events, the buzz, meeting new people, learning and mingling. I have appropriate photography equipment to deal with low light situations, and to capture the atmosphere of the event, details, interactions and all the excitement.
The types of events I have photographed is varied, conferences, networking events, breakfast meetings, opera performances, speaking panels, mind reading, recruitment fairs, etc.
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