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Street Photography

August 25th, 2012 3 comments

I just finished a 12 week street photography course at Langara College, taught by Jim Balderson. It was great shooting outdoors in  Vancouver in the summer!

It’s a major change from studio photography – it’s more about observation than creating the image. Instead of models, sets, makeup artists and controlled lighting, I photographed random people and worked with the light and environment on the street. I found it was a great way to practice composition and just get out and have fun shooting.

Most of the time, I used¬†an Olympus Pen E-PL1 because it’s light and not as conspicuous as a DSLR, allowing me to take candid photos without attracting too much attention. I tried to capture images where people were involved in what they were doing and not posing for the camera.

Here’s a selection of the photos that I took during course. I’m looking forward to getting out and doing more street photography in the future!

 

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