Taking It to the Streets: Photographing Strangers
IN THIS CHAPTER
Photographing in black and white
Using Burst mode for perfect timing
Using rays of light to your advantage
Choosing backlight to maintain anonymity
Finding your background first
Being culturally sensitive
Photographing strangers in urban environments is a controversial topic, as issues such as privacy and consent are legitimate factors that should shape your decision-making process. Should you photograph those people walking down the street? Or would that infringe on their privacy?
I deal with these ethical questions in this chapter, as well as offer tips and techniques for creating the best possible street photos using the most inobtrusive means possible.
Street photography as a genre has a rich history. In fact, the first known photograph that showed a person on the street was by ...