It’s always great to capture candid expressions when shooting street photography.
The winter light and shadows are so fabulous for street photography!
I recently read a post on a very popular social media platform that acts as a question and answer forum in which a person wanted to do street photography by asking to take the photo. Many people responded to the post and not one of them said that street photography is always candid. If you are asking permission, that is a street portrait. They are two different things. If you would like to learn how to do street photography and even to find methods to feel more comfortable shooting without asking, have a look at my upcoming workshops.
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.
El Barrio is such a cool neighborhood. You can still register for the street photography workshop in El Barrio on Sunday 16 July! Explore East Harlem with a camera and learn about the neighborhood and about street photography! “We did Harlem and El Barrio which was an amazing experience. Street photography challenged me – in a good way – but I’m now hooked!!” Summertime and the living is easy, 26 June 2017.
“Leanne’s tour was a lot of fun! She keeps the groups small so as not to be too imposing and unmanageable. The El Barrio photo tour was particularly good as it takes you to a neighbourhood full of warm people that might otherwise be overlooked by visitors to New York.” – Excerpt of a review of an El Barrio Street Photography Workshop. The next workshop in El Barrio is on Sunday 16 July and there are a few spaces still available.
Another photo from the fabulous Coney Island Mermaid Parade. You can see more from all 10 years I’ve been shooting it on my site.