NEW Flickr Street Photography Account
Hey everyone, I just wanted to announce that I’ve got a new Flickr account setup for my street photography here in Waikiki, HI. Please add me if you’re interested in following my progress. Check out some pictures below too!
For a while I kept it secret and wanted to be completely anonymous because of my fine art stuff and branding, etc. But it’s become a huge part of my life and composition & design are my interests now…and those can be applied to any type of photography.
Why Am I shooting Street Photography?
I’m always up for a challenge, and street photography with a film camera is about as tough as it gets. Nothing stands still for long, the lighting situations are always changing, cameras are limited, and you have a split second to compose your image. Doesn’t it sound fun?
Aside from how demanding it sounds, it has it’s perks compared to other genre’s. It gets you out of the house, you are able to meet unique strangers and get a portrait of them, you always have subject matter…the model won’t flake on you at the last minute. No need for a hair stylist, or makeup artist. No need for tons of lighting equipment, tripods, or reflectors. You get exercise walking around, hunting for your “prey.” You are capturing a moment in our time that will never be there again. You can practice, practice, practice your composition techniques in countless scenarios. There’s a huge community for street photography as well!
If you are shooting film it makes you appreciate every shot you take. No blazing guns on auto fire. You work with manual focus mostly because auto focus can slow you down. You don’t sit around looking at your LCD while there is life and images to capture in front of you. Seeing your images developed and scanned is an exciting treat. You have a tangible product once you’re done.
I just can’t say enough good things about the film street photography process. It’s something I do for ME, it makes me laugh, and gives me a sense of joy whenever I’m out shooting. I hope this inspires you to get out there and do the same! Add me on Flickr if you like and keep in touch!
Flickr-Waikiki Street Guerilla