365P #30 Decisions Decisions

I’m still working on my candid street photography technique so this is technically less than perfect – That beings said I do like how it turned out. Some people are against candid street photography. I like it because it captures true moments, not posed ones. The other side of the street photography spectrum is stuff like the Sartorialist (this great short video by Intel gives an glimpse).

365 Project #15-Glass Interplay

Out of several photos in the evening this ended up being my favorite. And I almost didn’t shoot it. Goes to show a) having your camera with you and b) taking the shot if your gut says do it are both worth while actions.

Hand held with relatively tight depth of field means the bars in the foreground are a little out of focus. For me this ads depth and complexity to the image. In fact I had looked at this scene earlier and wasn’t that happy with what I saw until I stood back, which then brought those other bars into the shot.

Occlusions or additions? What do you think?

365 Project #8-Consideration

The problem with going out for a photo walk when you are doing a 365 Project is you don’t want to ‘use up’ all the good subjects on that one day. “Snap!” I thought to myself. “This is interesting.” I continued. Realizing that even 8 days into my 365 project I was forced to be more considerate with what I shot. More thoughtful, more focused on the composition.

Then I continued “Well if I see something that gives me a good idea for a photo, so be it. I may never come back to this particular spot and I’ll make the most of it.” And I did, retaining my focus on trying to get great photos and not just allot of photos.

Great’? I like it. You might not. Let me know your thoughts. Can you guess what it is?

365 Project #7–Wired

My home office was a mess of wires, it’s not normally. What a perfect opportunity for exploring their photographic qualities. This was about the seventh attempt at composition, and yes I did move the wires about a little bit. The color was distracting from the shapes so I removed it. Red sofa, blue, grey wires. Green and yellow jacks. This worked much better in B&W.