Passersby

You get three types of street photographers.

  • The first group are the photographers that consciously go out to capture a specific setting or a specific happening
  • The second group are the photographers that make sure their camera is always with them and they capture life as it happens.
  • The third group are a mixture of the two above. Sometimes they go out with a specific idea and sometimes they just photograph life as it happens.

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I belongs to the last group. As a hobbyist photographer, I try to have my camera with me most of the time, just for in case an opportunity arises that is worthwhile capturing. But I also sometimes plan a street photography photo shoot in great detail in order to capture a specific event or environment (such as my visits to Dafen Art Village in Shenzhen).

The photographs I want to share in this post falls into the second category. I cannot recall the exact situation but I was waiting for a bus during lunchtime when I noticed that an abnormal number of motorcycle commuters are passing by the bus stop.

I had my camera with me and decided to take a few photos. Because it was the middle of the day, the light was not great, so I decided to slow down the shutter speed and try my hand at some panning.

At least the panning will isolate the passersby a little bit from their background.

And then I got lucky.

One motorcycle driver (and his passenger) notice me just as I pressed the shutter. Obviously, I only saw his facial expression once I have downloaded the photos to my computer, but this is what makes it worthwhile carrying a small camera with you all the time.

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This is my entry into this week's #streetphotography challenge organised by @juliank

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I fall into that third category of photographer too @johannvdwait Don't you just love it when you edit your photos and discover fabulous facial expressions or interesting details you missed when taking the shot? They can really define the result can't they? Great street photography. (Following)

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I think I'm in the second group :)
great photos. I really like to photograph moving objects. I have a few on my page .. and I must say it is not so easy. you are doing a very good job!
good moment successful shoots. congratulations

wowww I love street photography and action shots.
very successful friend. congratulations :)