I still believe that street photography is a near perfect training ground for event photography, with one significant exception. For street we tend to choose a single focal length; but for paid work, based on last years experience, one needs a zoom. Event Gollum Time… Well it was that time of year again. The annual
Bokeh, over softened backgrounds and flash can be great with portraits, flowers and other subject oriented imagery. For street photography the background is often an essential part of the image by providing the context for the story.
So many of todays camera systems are excellent in terms of sensor and optical quality. Why we choose one camera over another is important, so I thought I would share my thoughts and experiences.
The one thing I have noticed about my most satisfying images is that the thought process made a difference.
If the indifference to people is a disturbing concept to you, then you already find yourself leaning towards a more humanist approach for street photography. I argue you should go with it, not fight it.
"think about what you want social media to be as far as your photography is concerned & think about what your photography is for" is good advice...
I would argue that telling someone to keep or ditch an image is more likely to be derived from a technical and perfectionist approach. This, I think, is neither helpful nor appropriate.
There is more than light that meets the eye when we see a scene. One of our most secretive of senses is the detection and interpretation of peoples movement. Indeed this is used by police and security the world over to recognise a threat, or by customs to decide who to check. It is
As a paid photographer I guess Canon want me to understand: "I am not worthy to buy a Canon, let alone use one for corporate work and tell people I used a Canon..."
I mentioned in my earlier video that the Canon 5d classic (or mark 1) has a peppery effect on images using a high iso. In this video I show with a sample picture the effect and show a Lightroom setting that makes the image work again.