I decided to join a street photography workshop as part of my photography meet-up group. We ventured to the world famous Trafalgar Square in Central London recently. This time the focus wasn’t on the statue of Lord Nelson and all the historic splendour that surrounds it, but rather ordinary people like you and me – capturing the unique moments, emotions and personalities….street life.
There’s just something about street photography that I always get lost in. It’s almost as if I become one with my subject – looking at people or things that form part of everyday life. Each situation captured is beautiful with its own right.
The great thing about street photography is each day brings new moments to capture.
If you’re new to my blog I tend to photograph with a Canon 1200D using a 24-70mm lens.
I draw my inspiration from all sorts really. Some of my favourites include the world renowned documentary photographer known for his black and white imagery, Elliott Erwitt; David Bailey – considered one of the pioneers for contemporary photography, and Alex Webb with his unusual eye for street photography.
I’m hoping this blog will help me grow as an artist as I’m sure my approach, technique and style will change over time. I consider myself to be an absolute beginner at this so street photography is definitely my best teacher as I continue to grow as a photographer. I would totally appreciate any feedback or tips you may have on how to master this aspect of photography.
Peace and love,