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FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture by Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua

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STREET SHOOTING

STREET SHOOTING

 

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.

—DOROTHEA LANGE

 

One of the great joys of portrait making is that you can do it just about anywhere at just about any time. Wherever you go and whenever you go there, all those around you are “fair game”—potential targets for your portrait-making lens. This wide-open, freewheeling style of portrait making is often called “street shooting,” and it's something that I've done, and greatly enjoyed, for many years.

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Figure 1. This classic café shot of a Paris jazz musician by my coauthor, Steven Biver, is a great example of the endless number ...

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