Tag: street photography

  • Reluctant to photograph people

    Reluctant to photograph people

    Should I challenge myself to get better at photographing subjects I’m not comfortable with, or lean harder into improving at the subjects I like?

  • The right to photograph people on the street

    In the US I have rights to photograph anything or anyone in a public place. That doesn’t mean it’s always good to assert that right.

  • single frame: Ross Trump Self-Park (with Man)


  • Favorite Photos Week: Shuttle rides $1

    The Indiana State Fair is my favorite place to practice candid photography of random strangers. This was the first time I ever tried it, and boy did I take the wrong camera: my Olympus OM-1. Even though it’s a compact SLR, it was still mighty conspicuous. Too often, my subjects noticed me photographing them. But…

  • Peoplewatching

    Margaret and I went Downtown recently with our cameras just to walk, talk, and photograph whatever was interesting. We spent most of our time on Monument Circle, the heart of our city. We both photographed plenty of Downtown’s architecture, but I also photographed people on the busy Circle. I shot my tiny Canon PowerShot S95. What a concept:…

  • Hiding in a crowd

    I have a deep desire to become good at street photography. But I’m such an introvert. The thought that I might photograph someone who would notice and then want to talk with me — it’s a real barrier. I have several compact rangefinder cameras that should be fine street shooters, but every time I think about taking one downtown I end…

  • The 2012 Indiana State Fair on Fujicolor 200

    The 2012 Indiana State Fair ended yesterday. As a birthday present to myself I loaded my Olympus OM-1 with good old Fujicolor 200 and went to the fair to shoot people. (They all survived.) So in honor of this year’s fair, here are the best shots I got. This is my favorite shot of the…