Been trying to do some Street Photography recently, to see if I can take candid photos without getting beaten up or anything like that , Below are my results, I have converted some of the into Black and White and seems to look better.
So as you can see four photos, four different themes. To honest I had no idea what I was setting out to achieve other than it was an overcast day so thought I try something I have never done before, I was planning to do some sweeping landscapes, but the time of day and the overcast environment prevented me from doing that
So what am I supposed to be doing for street photography? I have no idea other that I should try and capture some interesting images of people, sort of like candid photography. My main aim was to step outside my comfort zone and see what would be ok. Legally I know I am not breaking the law, as it was a public place, but I am never sure how people are going to react. In fact it was a bit of an anticlimax and nobody said anything, once or twice people seemed to look at me with a questioning look as to ask what I am doing, but I didn’t experience any problems at all.
I used the light meter to get the exposure and using my knowledge of stops I quickly found the correct exposure. Understanding stops has significantly improved my thinking. See my previous post for more information.
Overall it was an interesting experience and I enjoyed it. I can see why some photographers get addicted to street photography. I will certainly try it again one day.
In addition to taking photo of people I took a variety of other pictures as well.
Will add the links to these photos soon, including a link to my self portrait.