Cottages have a way of making time stand still. My family and I visit a cottage for one week each summer, and it never seems to matter how late I stay up or how early I wake; I never seem to get tired while on vacation. With that, it’s often easier than normal to get up early and greet the sun as it rises over the lake.
In shooting street photography, the aim isn’t so much on capturing the sharpest and most beautifully composed images as it is conveying the mood of the big, bad city streets. One way to convey the rush of life in the big city is to incorporate an element of blur in your images.
As a street photographer, I strive to capture those fleeting moments that would otherwise be lost forever. I suppose I could plop any old image from my archive into this post and it would fit the theme of this week’s photo challenge.
However I thought I’d turn to nature since I have been spending a heck of a lot more time enjoying the natural surroundings of Mother Nature here in Ottawa, than I could in Toronto. Our capital city is alive with greenery, waterways and wildlife, and I enjoy every minute of it. Here is an image I shot while on a hike last fall in Mer Bleue. You can read about my hike here and lose yourselves in the beautiful landscape.
The image below is a capture (or almost capture) of the ephemeral feeding ways of a chickadee.
I am so happy to be featured, alongside my friend Leanne Cole and five other photographers from around the world, by WordPress. In this article, we collectively shared our perspectives, ethics, and styles while shooting street photography.
I hope you enjoy…
Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Photographers sharing their perspectives on street photography:
Jon Sanwell, Without An H
Shane Francescut, The Weekly Minute
Stephanie Dandan, Infinite Satori
Traveling in Southeast Asia
Joshi Daniel, Joshi Daniel Photography
Leanne Cole, Leanne Cole Photography
Stephen McLeod Blythe, All My Friends Are JPEGs
Donncha Ó Caoimh, In Photos
Last year, we published posts that touched on street photography: Russ Taylor shared his creative process on photographing people all over the world, and Dominic Stafford talked about documenting the streets of Southeast Asia.
But what is street photography? Over on Photo Theory, John Meehan writes:
What is striking about attempts to define “street photography” is the striking lack of consensus.
Very simply put, some people view street photography as an art form — a genre of documentary in which a photographer captures real life as…
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