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.More Like This
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!
To me street photography is an art of observationI'M AN ETNOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHERMore Like This
I don't think I'm essentially a street photographer.
I guess to me photography is my way to communicate my way of seeing.
It has something to see with a philosophical approach to reality.
I always had this way of observing reality, dwelling on the details, on scenes that tell me something.
Early I was inspired by what was around me. Slowly, I came to street photography.
Curiosity to see what my mind has seen? A purpose to observing without feeling curious?
I don’t know and I don't care. Here I am.
["i am what I imagine. my very existence consists in my imagination of myself" = I am what I photograph]