“I want my money back”
Sydney June 2013 – November 2014 (2 photos)
One of the most important factors in candid street photography is to always be ready for that once in a moment shot. If you’re not ready, you miss the moment forever. To this end, I have a very simple procedure:
One camera, one lens, no bag.
Preset the manual focus.
Preset the aperture and ISO for the ambient light. I use the aperture priority setting.
Keep the camera always on and in-hand.
In effect, I am ready for the photo well before the opportunity even presents itself. All I have to do when something happens in front of me is press the shutter. Nothing else to think about.
So, I was walking along this street when this woman stepped out in front of me. On instinct, I took her photo. Ok, the focus isn’t spot-on but I’m happy with this shot I took whilst walking. In fact, the most difficult part of taking this shot, was thinking up an appropriate tagline out of the several that came to mind.
What would your tagline for this photo have been?
Feel free to take some thinking time.