The thing that I enjoy most about shooting street photography is the sheer spontaneity of it. Much of the time it is an effort to get something decent or interesting. However, once in a while, interesting characters pop up, like in the images below. Also I like little interesting interactions between people, often situations that I have ‘setup’ by creative framing, rather than actual interactions between people. Still, it’s spotting those little moments that makes photography so intriguing for me.
I am not much for pre-planned or prepared working in photography, I much prefer to just see what happens. This is one of the reasons that of all the different areas that photography encompasses, my own interests fall within street photography and landscape. Both are areas that you have little influence over what is happening.
Film and digital
No, it’s not a debate about one being better than the other. As far as I am concerned shoot both and enjoy them both. We are lucky that we still can. One thing I have noticed of late is that even though I take both film and digital with me when I go out. The film camera is staying in the bag more and more. Partly, this is because I don’t have enough time to process and scan film nowadays, but also because the little Fuji’s are just so much fun to use. They have very fast and accurate in its focussing. However, I do love the look of film, so I need to have a think about how better to work these two approaches together better. Tricky.
The baby boy and I went to Bath today for a little trip out. It was very hot (about 33º) and busy in the centre. However, it was also good for street photography – even when pushing a baby along in a pushchair! I will try and post up some more images from the day later.