Yard Tuesday: Take me to...EVENTSEvents, parades, gatherings, fairs, are great opportunities for street photographers, especially for the beginners and for the shy or timorous streettogs.
Why? Because at public events almost everybody is taking photographs. You can easily go unnoticed, feel less conspicuous, and get right in close.
Where there is a crowd, there are happenings, hence a good potential for worthwhile photos.
Events can provide unusual scenarios, characters, behaviors, happenings.
Though, let's remember that shooting street is different from documenting an event.
The aim of the street photographer is to find his own event within the big event. The street photographer captures the moment, rather than the bigger picture; the people, rather than the event, and the every day situations inside a special occasion.
Here are a few tips and examples:
Look at the spectators, look at the audience. People can get quite creative (or sneaky) in order to watch an event!
Meara and the MermaidOnce upon a time,
Very long ago
Lived a kingdom on a cliffside,
With the ocean far below.
Within it lived the mermaids
With sea-jewels in their hair;
In the light of the moon, they swam all night,
By daybreak, none were there.
Once upon a day,
Of bluest sky and sea,
A girl from that said kingdom
Was lost in reverie;
But this girl was no peasant,
She was the princess fair;
The lucid sky was in her eyes
And sunbeams in her hair.
Princess Meara was her name,
A child at thirteen;
The king, her father, loved her so
And called her "Little Queen";
For his own wife had long since passed
And left him quite alone;
So Meara was his foremost thought;
He scarce heeded the throne.
She looked down on the water
Tossing in the light,
And wished that she could watch the mermaids
Dancing in the night.
But when the creatures rose to play,
She had gone to bed;
The kingdom thought these beings strange,
Regarding them with dread.
For oceans were an unknown thought,
Their depths a mystery;
The people called t