Street photography is not my forte, nor something that I practise very often. In 2006 I took a workshop on that topic with photographer Les McLean at the APUG (Analog Photography Users Group) Festival inToronto. Les covered various street photography techniques, such as choosing an interesting location, waiting for someone to come along and then releasing the shutter at the “decisive moment” as extolled by Henri Cartier-Bresson, moving up into a person’s face with a camera sporting a wide angle lens, waiting patiently until the person reacted with some facial expression and then releasing the shutter, etc. As a workshop participant, I practised these and other techniques over the course of the day, but really never picked up a true feel for this type of photography.
In 2009 I found myself in Zurich, Switzerland for a day with no agenda but to roam around on foot to see the city. This series of images is the result. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Note: With the proliferation of digital photography since 2006, APUG has kept up with the times by morphing into an organization called Photrio, which can easily be accessed at www.photrio.com
. It is a fantastic resource for all things photographic.
This series of photographs was taken in 2009.
Images from the series (click to view): Girl on Tram
, Men in Suits
, Pedestrians and Tram
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