When you look at a photo it’s merely a second in time. It’s still. Motionless. But there are a few ways to trick the mind of the viewer. One of them is the classic foot up position that gives the sense of movement. This is one of the many things that we work on in street photography workshops and private photo tours. You can find more information on my website.
“Fantastic Photo Walking Tour! – I had an amazing time exploring the east village and lower east side with Leanne. I found myself alone in New York for 24 hours and did a private tour with her. She was the perfect guide, both for photography instruction and history of New York (fun facts, nothing stuffy, and always tied in to great spots to photograph). It felt more like catching up with a great friend than taking a tour. The best thing about the experience was that it was entirely customized. I sent some of my pictures in advance and Leanne recommended neighborhoods based on what I like to photograph. I wanted some guidance on what to shoot, suggestions for new styles, and advice on camera settings and photo processing, all of which Leanne had great guidance on. This outing truly made my trip to New York worthwhile! Highly recommend!” – Erin, San Francisco, California
There is no science to street photography. It is an art. Art by it’s very nature is subjective. Art can sometimes reveal the unpredictability of urban life and chance can become a big part of the process. Being open-minded is always an asset in the world of art. My private photo tours are designed with your interests in mind – street or artistic or a combination of the two.
NYC is possibly the most culturally diverse city in the world. I love the diversity that you can find in a few square blocks. Did I mention that street photography is great fun? You can try a workshop or tour for yourself or give a gift to the photographer in your life,
Sometimes shooting ordinary things can be interesting. Shooting the obvious. There are 2 people and a garbage bin. They almost create a triangle. Also there’s the reflection as well. Some people who take my workshops and private tours say that I teach them how to see things.
Yes, if you keep your eyes open you will see some amazing people on the streets! Sometimes it just takes slowing down and observing what’s going on around you to see. We work on vision and photography in my workshops and tours as well.
When I see an amazing person on the street I can’t resist taking their photo. The majority of the time they are candid photos. On occasion I will later ask someone if I can take their photo. Usually I prefer the candid. But asking to take their photo means I can converse with them. We typically meet people on the street in my workshops and tours.