Street Portraits 13

Street Portraits 13

Photographing moving people can be tricky. Generally speaking, in the composition you want to give them space in the direction they are walking towards. In this image the lady is walking from the right towards the left. Therefor I gave her lot’s of space on the left hand side. Also, watch the feet. It is nice if you get the shot when one foot is in the air.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

 

Street Portraits 11

Let us continue to work on Street Portraits this week.

Street Portraits 11

This is an elderly gentleman that was looking for empty bottles in the streets of San Francisco. I feel sorry for him. I believe at his age he should enjoy retirement without worrying about food on the table. Sometimes your own photography makes you think, doesn’t it?

Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!

 

Street Portraits 07

Street Portraits 07

When you photograph people in the streets the background is important. I photographed this gentleman by putting him in relationship with this young lady sitting on the top left of the image. I closed the lens down to f4.5. I wanted her to be partially blurred in the image. This can be tricky sometimes. If you close too much down everything will be somehow in focus and if you open up too much you will get a too much blurred background. Sometimes it pays to try different f-stops for your composition.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Street Portraits 06

Photographing interesting people in the streets n one of my favorite exercise. It is relatively easy to do and you are not expected to carry a few strobes and umbrellas with you. You need to work the light conditions that you have.  I rarely use even a fill-in flash. It is more important to photograph the actions, the mood and the feelings of the situation.

Street Portraits 06

I photographed this gentleman in San Francisco. I just loved his demeanor. Enjoy this exercise and keep on photographing!

 

 

Street Portraits 05

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I photographed this couple at Applegate Park in Merced. They were sitting on a bench inside a pavilion. I like this image because it shows affection. She is looking at him with a beautiful smile on her face while he is looking at the camera. I blurred the background as much as possible because of the lines that look like they are going through the lower part of their heads but the moment of the beautiful smile outweighs this blemish.

Enjoy your photography and happy Friday!