Why is street photography so darned hard?
One of my goals for my outing to the East Village in Calgary was to practice street photography. I have a really hard time sticking my camera into someone’s face but am so intrigued by others’ captures of interesting people. A good post on Digital Photography School gave me the impetus to get out and try.
I have this thing about taking someone’s picture without them knowing so this one with blurred people was a good starting point. I staked out a spot in front of the old Simmons mattress factory where I pretended I was a tourist and experimented with shooting from the hip. The sun’s rays highlighting this woman caught my eye but I have to work on focus when I am shooting straight on. What if she looked up?!
I moved a bit in order to get a shot from behind. This dad and his daughter had a great seat from which to view the action.
Distracted by moving things, I decided to practice my panning shots as well. I do like capturing movement through the panning technique and I figured a cyclist might be easier than birds. There were many folks out enjoying the spectacular day, so I was able to get some decent shots.
Conclusion: It was a lot of fun, but I will have to practice a lot more (and that’s a great thing!).
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