Street portraits #1

This my first try at capturing some portraits of complete strangers on the streets. I have to say I was not in my comfort zone. I felt a little intrusive trying to get into the bubble without asking. It’s not everyone that wants his or her picture to be taken on the street by a complete stranger. To be honest, if someone wants to take my picture on the street, I will wonder why.

I think that a good street caption is when you are able to catch someone at his/her natural or they get in your game and do something special for your photo, something they would not have done. I like the way George Brown does his.

Anyway the ice is broken, next time I’ll work on my stealth mode and try to get closer to the subjects.

The cyclist

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The photographer

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The jogger

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4 thoughts on “Street portraits #1

    1. My cam is a Nikon D5100, the first photo was taken with my Nikon VR 18-55 mm lens and the last two were with my Nikon VR 70-300 mm. I take my photos in colors and then transferred in B/W in post-process. I find it easier that way rather than shooting in B/W with the cam.

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      1. Digital cameras don’t do b&w very well as a rule, with a couple of exceptions. So I think you’re way is the best. You also have the advantage using color filters, which can change (dramatically or subtly) the way a b&w shot looks.
        DSLRs for street are kinda tough (been there, done that). Too big to be stealthy and it raises eyebrows when you’re pointing it at someone. I guess you already know that, tho 🙂

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