Street photography in Paris, Looking at and Looking back.
I admire those photographers that do street photography. As far as I’m concerned it is one of the most advanced types of photography that exists.
It requires an exceptional knowledge of your camera as you don’t have much time to play with your settings. It requires a prediction of behavior and activity and an amazing speed. Because once the moment is lost it’s not coming back.
So a few weeks ago I went out and decided to try my luck. I was inspired by the blog of Yanidel, http://blog.yanidel.com/ he does some great Paris Street photos (and he manages to produce one a day!)
As I was taking the subway I stopped at Luxemburg station as I saw these huge posters by the photographer Reza. I waited at the other side of the station for people to do interesting things while watching the posters.
I liked this one best, the kids looking back at the guy looking at them was quite nice.
Well, I’ll be trying some more of this in the next few weeks.
Tips on street photography:
– Find sites with great street photos and get inspired, try and imagine where you could find something similar and then go there and try your luck. Be ready to waste plenty of time to capture something good.