One thing that always makes me smile, is how anything goes in candid & street photography, unlike the conventional form where rules cant be broken.
For example, everyone these days is striving to “create the perfect” photograph, however this is not necessary in the world of these two subjects as there “are no rules”
Definition of candid photography: capturing a subject unposed, and or without their permission.
Definition of street photography: ironic, a type of documentary photography, being caught at a decisive or poignant moment.
With this type of photography you are “recording time” so to speak, its the world going by and knowing that what you have taken can never be repeated.
I experimented with many different types of photography before finding street, and then i was hooked, even going on a street workshop course in London, that was held by a film director and part time street shooter, improved my skills no end.
Candid & Street to myself is an art form, you cant really describe what you do, or the way you do it, it just feels right, and you know when, and what to shoot when you see it.
Most of my subjects are shot in colour, but the occasional one or two i convert to black & white and just crop, with no milipulation afterwards
I’m sure many of you will agree, disagree with me on this, but although im still learning i have been taking pictures since i was seven years old, and i still have the buzz and enthusiasm for photography many years on.
My kit comprises of 28mm 35mm and 50mm prime lenses which i feel most comfortable with when street shooting.
Inspired by Henri Bresson Cartier past years, and by Eric Kim present, im not claiming to be an expert, far from it, just doing my own thing.
Hope you enjoyed my first blog, and that many of you can relate to what i have written.