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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21 Responses to Street Photography: Do you ever imagine…

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Nice shot of people just hanging out doing their thing.

  2. Dr.V.Sridhar says:

    Well said and brilliantly documented your thoughts

  3. GP Cox says:

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

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

  5. DelBlogger says:

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

  6. Mark Myers says:

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

  7. I swing between adding “titles” to my street images and just putting a basic location. Mind to be fair …some cry out for the obvious caption. I do find myself using song titles sometimes. But – have repeated myself. Old guys sitting on a bench and always “Desperados Waiting For A Train”!!! I need to get out more….where’s my camera.

    Nice blog – glad I stumbled across it.

  8. nedsoldman says:

    I really struggle with walking up to strangers and asking to take their photo, although when I do I’m generally pleased with the results. I really should overcome that fear!

  9. nedsoldman says:

    I generally struggle asking people if I can take their photo, but often like the results when I do. I should try it more often really.

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