Sunday 17 February 2008

Street Photography

Todays brief for our course photo shoot was Street Photography. We were aiming to shoot in B&W with a wide lens to capture people on Grafton Street. (ála Cartier Bresson)

I can't find words to express how hard this brief was, but I stuck to it and got a few photos which were ok. It takes a certain kind of person to not be intimidated standing in front of strangers and taking their photo - and I'm just not that person.

Saying that I'm really glad I did this as it pushed me out of a speeding comfort zone ;-)

I have to pick 3 images to submit so I'd love your feedback......




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18 comments:

joanne wardle said...

top 3 for me are definitely
the 4th
3rd
2nd

in that order!!

they are fab though, you did so well, can't have been easy at all. I think I'd have ended up just taking pictures of feet or something!! lol

deb said...

I like them all Audrey but my top 3 are the same as Joannes but in a different order for me

2nd
4th
3rd

Gillian said...

my 3 would be ....

3
5
4

in that order.
well done on such a difficult shoot:)

Seona said...

Gosh you don't get the feeling of you being uneasy - really great work. My favourites are
4th, 2nd and 3rd in that order. :o)

Kaz said...

well done audrey, love them all but i do love the one with the water.....the guy looking over the burdies....lol
well done you though, like you say, a certain kind of person can do this, but you did it for one time!! :))

Paula said...

These are all fabby! I wouldn't be able to choose just one. Love the cafe & the bench by the water, but love the atmosphere of all the people.

Sabrina said...

Second, third and sixth...and well done. Like you, I'm not comfortable taking pictures of people "in the wild" :-), but you've got some great shots.

Em's Blog said...

3rd
6th
2nd

they'd be my choices I think but all are fab Audrey.. well done! :o)

Carrie said...

I like the 2nd 3rd and fourth too - did you ask ppl could you photo them? I think I would freak if somebody tried without my permission - great job Audrey.

Scrappelise said...

From the top; 2-3 and 4, as most of the other said! They are really fine all of them, but the one with the man sitting on the bench near the water. It is fantastic!

Karin said...

My 3 are

6 for capturing the interaction
2 for watching the world go by
1 for the depth into the shop.

They are all great, well done.

Greensleeves said...

Great job, Audrey! I would be intimidated to take photos of the strangers.

Greensleeves said...

Great job, Audrey! I would be intimidated to take photos of the strangers.

Evonne said...

In order I like no.'s 3, 2 and 4 best! I think no.3 is excellent! I have to keep going back to look at it! You're photography skills are amazing!

Maura Miller said...

All the photos are fab,love no.3

Kate said...

I love 3 that's my absolute favourite and then no 6. I wouldn't be able to do that, I'm useless taking photos if anyoneis around never mind actualy taking pics of strangers!!Great job :-)

Lainey said...

3 stooges, park bench and man in cafe for me Auds - great shots...nothing wrong with your 'eye' whatsoever!!!

Angela Sumner said...

audrey you really are so good at this!!
fabulous photos, especially 2 & 3. make you wonder what they are thinking about.....