I’ll borrow Glasgow’s slogan. My dad used to tell me this but I didn’t want to know - I was too shy, and too shy to admit it, too. Much as I love landscapes, I find the humour of a quickly captured street scene attractive.
A photographer I know (Lauren MacNeish) described to me how to anticipate something coming up, like the habits of a good driver - look away ahead, anticipate the direction of travel, sweep and observe, watch the background and edges... Having found a good background or hoped for situation, it might only be luck what happens next, will the capture engage you ?
A fast shutter speed can help - in a sense this is photo journalism - moments pass very quickly. A small aperture might help - the elements need to be in focus and might not all be close. Camera motion might be a problem, if it’s a heavy lens. Getting the framing right takes good practice.
I’m quite pleased with this one. The angle of the model’s eyes looking at the man, looks right. His footfall and the movement shows how quickly he’s walking, bringing the image to life. She’s observing him unobserved.
As ZZ Top put it so well - ‘Every girl crazy bout a sharp dressed man’.
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