SStreet photography is a hip name for some simple approach photogrpahy right now. Most new camera owners decide on this genre, based on the fact it’s one of the easiest styles of photography to start off with. Why? mainly as you can walk down any high street and give it a go. Get a small camera and a lens or two and you’re in business. I have even done a street photo shoot in and around the Barbican celebrating the Brutalist architecture which is all around.
Street style photography is now so fashionable that you see many people on YouTube selling courses and experiences and really teaching their own style of street photography. Of course the skill here is studying the location and picking your moment of when to snap your image and with some great post-production you have some interesting work to show. I know that I may get some flack here but not really saleable to agencies or production as you have the issue of rights to the images and usage.
WWhilst out and about on go sees to potential clients, I happened across the French tourists celebrating the rugby bit had all stopped for while to view a few street artists. I was particularly interested in the Punk hair. A throwback to the heady days of UK Punk ( not my thing but appreciate the music now) The guys and everyone else had a focus in the disance and I couldn’t quite see but for some reason,
. As I was capturing, I realsised that the people were not intimidated by the smartphone. In fact they even played to the device as you can see with the guy and his tongue.
AAt university, one of the challenges was to go out and document my surroundings. I did street photography in black and white and quite enjoyed it, however, I never shot another street picture intentionally. For my sons project he needed take some pictures of architecture. I decided to turn this into a challenge for me to take some pictures but also double down as a concrete location recce.
If you have time, have a look and see what you think. Its really a recce day but I do preview some images which were taken on Nikon D850 and processed in Photoshop.