Whoa! A very long leap from my favorite nature images, flowers, and landscapes. A very long leap from my peaceful and serene images that soothe my soul.
But, sometimes a gal is supposed to move out of her comfort zone and at least TRY something different. Right?
These are soooooo not me! But I am trying to get enough nerve to invade someone’s personal space and at least TRY to learn to capture some images of people in public.
Now, how obvious is it that I really, really am uncomfortable taking pictures of people. I grabbed this quick shot on the riverfront; hoping no one would catch me. I thought it would be fun to take a picture of someone taking a picture. I’m such a cowherd! You can’t even really see the person taking the picture!
Yes, this was taken while driving my car through the park. Darn. Later I had the perfect opportunity to take a picture of them kissing! And, I chickened out; worried that I was invading their privacy.
This image perhaps comes closest to telling a story. A lazy, late summer afternoon at the riverfront spent looking for rocks and shells. Perhaps grandmother and granddaughter….
I spent quite a bit of time the other day in long conversation with my good friend Beau, who has recently returned from Italy. Beau spent a day with a retired National Geographic Photographer who gave him tips for improving his photos.
As Beau and I talked about his experience with the National Geographic Photographer, he shared some creative and unique tips for shooting people in public; street photography. Beau’s images that we viewed together reflected that he had gained a fresh, creative insight from his session. Maybe one of these days I’ll practice a few of the tips that Beau shared with me.
Sigh. It’s so obvious I have a long way to go in the “street photography” genre! 🙂