Let’s imagine the levers you have in street photography.
- Consent : from “not telling anyone” you’re taking pictures to “asking politely to everybody you aim”.
- Speed : from “triggering one pic a second” to “carefully wait for a magic moment”.
- Movement : from “sitting on a corner with a zoom” to “taking pictures from a moving car”.
- Frame : from “by guesswork” or “single-handedly” to meticulousness.
I admit it’s not my cup of tea, but I played this exercise a few times. From a moving car, in summer, I took something like 200 pictures in twenty minutes. It had something with speed-aiming, improvisation, decisions, random, joy, openness, frustration…
Then watch them all on my computer, hoping I’d find a couple of good ones, then finding a few average ones, accepting bad framings, blurries, dark lights. I chose these.
If I have a mood, I’m happy. Hoping you’ll find one you like…
Thanks for reading!