Street Photography: Do you ever imagine…

When doing street photography there are several ways to go about capturing your subject.  Of course there is the stealth or ‘ninja’ mode which in and of itself has various ways of getting the shot.  You can shoot from the hip, pretend as if you are shooting something near your true subject or just take the shot quickly without being noticed; in, shoot and gone.  You can also just ask the person if they mind having their photo taken which can sometimes lead to an interesting conversation that may enhance your image.  Some may feel that interacting with those you see through the viewfinder doesn’t subscribe to the ideal of street photography but as we all know, everyone has their own opinion about what is what and in the end it’s all about you capturing the image you want.

But sometimes when shooting someone unaware, do you ever wonder what it is they are thinking about?  Or after you view an image later do you find yourself tempted to give the photo a caption (humorous or not) based upon how you interpret the image; create your own cartoon speech bubble so to speak?  My imagination was racing with this image because there is so much fodder for filling in the blanks.  Everyone in this image appears to be in their own world even if they are sitting next to each other except for the two ladies in the middle who are discussing something from the Comfest program.



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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on June 26, 2017 - 9:33 am

    Nice shot of people just hanging out doing their thing.

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on June 26, 2017 - 10:29 am

      Thanks but don’t you just want to create a cartoon bubble above their head 😉

      • #3 by Timothy Price on June 26, 2017 - 1:19 pm

        Maybe with Shakespeare lines.

      • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on June 26, 2017 - 7:57 pm

        Now that sounds good!

  2. #5 by Dr.V.Sridhar on June 26, 2017 - 10:07 am

    Well said and brilliantly documented your thoughts

  3. #7 by GP Cox on June 26, 2017 - 2:54 pm

    Wow, even in the background – everyone is in their own world!!

  4. #9 by Michael Andrew Just on June 26, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    I’ve shot from the hip in the past and got some pretty funky looking photos of street people

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on June 26, 2017 - 7:58 pm

      I shoot from the hip when in an area where I don’t want to be noticed but if it’s a fun area like this I just go at it.

  5. #11 by DelBlogger on June 26, 2017 - 11:00 pm

    Interesting thought, however, I don’t usually photograph people on the street.

  6. #13 by Elmer Nev Valenzuela on June 27, 2017 - 9:39 pm

    Well layered..

  7. #15 by Mark Myers on July 3, 2017 - 10:50 am

    I like that. Hard to get so many people not paying attention to the front, but the shot is really great because of it.

    • #16 by imagesbytdashfield on July 3, 2017 - 11:04 am

      Thanks. It was one of those once in a lifetime moments I suppose 🙂

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