Sunday, March 13, 2011

Street photography body language

Man with cap

This gentleman stopped to pose for me with his colourful cap at a jaunty angle.

There are two approaches to street photography. You can stop people and ask them or you can document life as it happens in front of you - sometimes shooting from the hip. I do both.

When you ask people it's important to quickly building rapport with your subject. Most of that is done through body language, expression and gestures - not words. It's a subtle art and absolutely essential to getting the most out of the few shared moments on the street.

When people stop to pose they are giving you a tremendous gift - their time, their humanity and the opportunity to make art.

Check out my Street Fashions blog.

Till soon,
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