In the past couple of weeks, I've been working on the critical third element of street photography, besides composition and actual subject - which is light. Previously, I didn't pay too much attention to it, because my main goal was to practice the basics of capturing the decisive moment and making myself comfortable with the camera.
When you think about other types of photography like portrait, food or landscape photography, light is one of the first things that come to mind. In street photography it's all about the subject matter. However, light can be a difference between good and bad photo. Good light makes a photo look much more pleasing to the eye, colors pop and shadows are not harsh or distracting.
So I've been paying a lot of attention to the quality of light and trying to take advantage of it. I'm not a static photographer - I hate staying in one place that has a good light for more than a few minutes and waiting for interesting subjects to appear. But either way, I'm starting to appreciate it as one of the key components for a great photograph.
Hope you enjoy the photos below! More to come soon... (As usual, I was lazy to link the images to big resolution - feel free to zoom in or open the ones you like in new tab)