Street photography has been a genre with which I have become more and more fascinated recently. It is very different from landscape photography in a variety of ways. When I shoot landscapes, I am very methodical in the way I set the shot up. I usually have my camera on a tripod. I set my aperture and shutter speed and check my ISO setting. Then I make my exposures. I have the luxury of time.
In street photography, I do not have that luxury. I usually zone focus my camera, and rely on my reflexes to get a shot that’s in focus. I’m also trying to anticipate the action unfolding before me, so I can get an image that tells a story. As Michelle and I walk around cities, she will often hear me say, “Dang…I missed it!” The older I get, that seems to happen more and more!
The story I saw in this photo was that of a tourist visiting New York City for the first time. Traveling on the Governor’s Island ferry in the pouring rain, she’d return with an umbrella souvenir and fond memories to share.
I hope everyone is enjoying the photos and little stories that accompany them. If so, drop us a comment! Hopefully, Michelle will be back writing soon!
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