Composition is often to most forget pieces in street photography as it really is hard to master when you need to react so quickly Really the only way to do so is making a conscious effort to focus on it and practice it. I believe a strong composition is what makes the foudation and structure of great photos so strong, it is what creates lasting impression photographs. In these style photographs the people are just pieces that enhance the overall composition and story rather than being the main focus.
Today I am sharing three seperate photos where I have begun my journey into examining stronger composition and better placement of subject to support this. I hope you enjoy and can't wait to hear comments. Feel free to also offer new names for any you don't like :)
|No Hands | 28mm|
|Long Walk | 28mm|
This is probably the photo I am most proud of from this personal challenge. I just loved the composition of this background. By placing the subject where I did you eye is initially drawn to her. As it wanders I find the horizontal white lines add depth and help transition your eye to light sidewalk that draws you right to the building in the back. It gets you asking, did she walk that whole distance alone, where is she going, why is she packed, etc. Again with this image I go back and forth if I would like a person going the other way to add balance and more tension but I do like it the way it is.
Feel free to offer up name suggestions if you don't like this one too. :)
I am very excited for the posts coming next week. They are I feel some of my strongest and best street photographs to date.