Street Photography Pt. 3
As you walk down the street keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready because you never know when a photo opportunity will present itself. I prefer to keep the wide angle lens on because it can hoover up loads of good stuff in the environment around an image - and sometimes capture bystanders without them realising it.
Fruit and veg stalls are always a great place to look for street photography. there will be lots of colour and shapes to work with. Personally I love melons and by looking along the stall whilst close to them the wide field of view lets me see passers by and get them in my shots without them knowing.
Sometimes you have to work quickly because when shooting street photos things change quickly. But you must still compose your images carefully or they'll be boring. Cropping late is an option but you're cutting away pixels and losing image quality when you do so it's always best to compose in camera.
I got Lightroom as part of my Photoshop package and had no idea where to start. Without 7STWM I would have left it languishing on my computer unused. Now I can organise my photos and know exactly where everything is. It has also helped me keep just the keepers instead of having hundreds of pics I know I'll never look at let alone use. As always like you have managed to simplify a very complicated subject.
- Kay Gill -