Sean P. Durham practises street photography, in and around Berlin. Not only street photography but portrait photography, still life, and headshot photography when needed.
Below are just a few examples of what happens when a photographer goes out onto the street and searches for something interesting to photograph.
It doesn’t matter if it’s night time, day time, or a glorious sunrise, there’s always an opportunity to stop and look, then see the compositions in our surroundings.
Sometimes, a shot is of a person. They might be well dressed, strangely dressed. Or they might be doing something interesting which makes for an opportunity in street photography.
When you go out and search for street photos, you just need to feel, and look, and then things will occur; compositions will form in front of your eyes, shadows will loom up and create jagged edges that offer ideas for a simple but enjoyable composition to frame with your camera. It doesn’t matter if you only have a mobile phone camera, or an expensive´ve top of the range job, you can do street photography whenever it pleases you. It#s a relaxing experience that creates harmony in the mind and body.
Walking is good for you. but if you are walking, and looking, seeing things with an intention to find an interesting composition to frame and photograph, then you’ll find that your walks are much more rewarding – even on a rainy winter’s day.
Not all street means people compositions. Sometimes, if you look hard enough, you’ll discover hidden structures that most people stroll past. This simple composition of a corner at the top of a building offered an interesting form that reminded me of paintings from the 20s.
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