This picture comes from latest Toronto Street Photography trip. It is one of the majore benefits of having to trek into the city for appointments every other week, I know I will get some street photography time in the city.
Shooting street photography in Toronto is a lot more fun than shooting here in my tiny little hometown. There is just so much more going on in the city, I always end up getting much better photos. This last trip was no exception, in which I got some of my best shots to date.
The first time I came to shoot street photography in Toronto I was almost overwhelmed with the amount of people. I was still shooting from the hip, and basically shot pictures of every person I passed or found interesting. I had a good time but didn't get many great keepers. I have seen the error in my ways and now look for more than portrait shots. In addition, I shoot with the viewfinder attempting to construct the images to depict a better story.
This picture I took in the alley behind the hospital. What drew me to it was all the different people waiting. First, the main figure tapping his foot with arms on his side. Then you see the van and wonder is it waiting for the man or the man waiting for it. Finally, in the distance is a couple delivery trucks waiting for their turns in the delivery bay.
I know as I practice this technique more I will be able to construct much better images but I am already enjoying my shots more.
What are your thoughts?