Thursday, March 18, 2010
Waiting for the bus there were heaps of people milling about. I couldn't help thinking there was so much potential for good shots, but how to get a shot without people posing, feeling embarrassed or feeling offended?
Not sure what to do, and not really wanting to get involved in conversations I set the camera to f5.6, ISO 200, auto focus and aperture priority. I then just pointed the camera into the general direction of this charming girl. I was amazed that I actually got something in the frame, let alone something as sharp as I managed.
The bus stop was full of people, and some really great photographic opportunities. I think I'll head back again, be more open about what I'm doing and try a few more shots.
I suspect for street photography a wider angle lens would be better, but on the day all I has was the 50mm. So there you go, today's shot was literally from the hip.
50mm, f5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO 200