Street Photography

What is street photography anyways?

 "I tie my hopes and dreams tied to the sea"

"I tie my hopes and dreams tied to the sea"

To a lot of people I talk to about my street photography it looks like i just go out and shoot random photos while in public. For me it is something a lot more.  

Whenever I go out with my camera I like to look for the "moments" as they happen. My favorite images are those of people looking off into the distance. I feel like a small pice of the emotion they were feeling is captured in that picture.

 Time in a bottle

Time in a bottle

Other times I look for composition in my surroundings.  People in embrace, matching groups of three or more like a grandmother, mother, and grand daughter, or people in the same outfit/uniform.  I found it to be a good exercise for me to always look at the world with a photographic eye. It also helps break any nerves when it comes to photographing a stranger in public. I have yet to be approached or asked what I'm doing taking their photo. However if asked I would gladly delete a picture for someone if they asked.

 Motherhood

Motherhood

What are your thoughts on street photography?  Do you set rules for images you avoid capturing? When you first started did you feel nervous taking photos of strangers, and have you ever been asked to delete a photo you've taken? Let me know in the comment section. If you are new to the blog, welcome! Be sure to head over to Facebook and add my photography page. Also you can follow me on Instagram links located above.