Good morning everyone! One part of photography that I continue to have a growing interest in is candid street photography. A few years back, I was a little scared of it. Always shooting with the telephoto lens, always ducking and hiding as I shot. I think that spending so much time in New York over the last couple years has helped me get a better handle and become less nervous about it. It probably has something to do with the fact that everyone in New York is so used to people with cameras, that they don’t even notice you taking their picture most of the time. This has helped me gain confidence when shooting in Pittsburgh. Today’s post is a collection of shots from my latest trip into the city. I’ll probably have more of these to post at another time, but I’m pretty happy with this first set!
This is my favorite shot of all of these. I took this of a girl reflecting on, well, something, on the Top of the Rock
A girl’s hair blows in the wind on a street corner
Someone getting their daily news fix on the subway
This girl was completely oblivious to everything
Another one of my favorite shots. These two just stood there, looking at each other
Ok, I know it’s not a candid, just a bench, but I really like the simplicity of it
This guy was catching some z’s on a bench right outside the museum of Natural History
A woman crossing the street
A kid in Washington Square Park listening to music.
Most of these were shot with either the rented 24-70 or my 50mm. I really like using the 50mm because it forces you to get up close and personal with your subject. Plus it is a little less conspicuous than the 70-200! All of these were processed with the VSCO plugin for Lightroom 4.
Thanks for stopping by today folks! See you all tomorrow!