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Part of learning how to take better photos is to study others work, and an area of photography that always catches my eye is ‘street photography’ – it’s an artform, capturing amazing images of ordinary life as it passes by.
There are some amazing street photographers, some famous names like Henri Cartier-Bresson were renowned street photographers. Bruce Gilden has this incredible ‘in your face’ style – search his name on youtube and you’ll see what I mean.
Searching the internet today the name Eric Kim pops up, and his site is definitely worth a visit if you like street photography – his blog shares a lot of his knowledge, thoughts and experience shooting on the street – done in a very entertaining way – and using his philosophy of ‘open source photography’, sharing for everyone’s benefit.
I had a go myself today. I definitely don’t have the confidence of Bruce Gilden, or even Eric for that matter, so getting up in people’s faces was never going to happen. I decided to try to ‘shoot from the hip‘ with my Canon s95 point & shoot and had some mixed results.
As the article says, it’s hard to frame the shots, it’s also hard to get good focus … but you can hit the mark a few times, something that I’m sure would improve with a bit of practice.