Thursday, August 18, 2011

Street Photography for Beginners: The Golden Rule

Street photography is becoming a lot more of a mainstream form of photography these days.  As such, many more photographers are attempting to try their hand at it.  Often though, as with many forms of photography, your images just don't have the pop that other street photographers have.  Beginner street photographers can find this frustrating because they just don't understand why their images aren't working, it is just photographs of random people on the street right?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

streetogrOFFY - "Shadow Riding"


There can be a big difference between shooting street photography in a big metropolis like Toronto versus the small village I live in.  The major difference is just that lack of people here, which forces you to look much harder for great photo oppurtunities.

One of the ways I have adapted to this is late afternoon shooting when here in Port Credit.  This has two benefits.  First, the seems to many more people around in the later afternoon which greatly increases my chance of finding a shot I like.  But the most important reason is the shadows.  In late afternoon the sun is getting lower in the sky and large shadows are starting to play along the ground.

As a photographer you can take advantage of this to really improve you pictures.  Yesterdays photo and today's photo are pefect examples of where I have let the shadows become much more than just a back ground element in my photo.

Monday, August 15, 2011

streetogrOFFY - "Shadow Giants"



I was out walking about in the late afternoon when I came across this shot.  I always tend to walk along this sidewalk if I am out in the late afternoon because I love the shadows that the railing produces.  When I came by this time it was just so much stronger the two people and their shadows as well.


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