About five years ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a great photography seminar at the National Portrait Gallery in London (courtesy of my brother and sister-in-law).
The subject? Street photography.
It was a little daunting at first – after a brief introduction and a discussion about what actually constituted street photography, and how to best execute your shots, we were sent off in and around Central London to shoot anything – and anyone – that we found interesting. Being right by Trafalgar Square, it was a natural starting point, and I found the entire process fascinating. We returned to the classroom after several hours, and printed off our best shots (no editing allowed!) for everyone to examine and critique.
Here are a few of my shots from that day – they remain some of my favourites, probably because they still inspire that mix of fear and exhilaration in me when I look at them.
I fell in love with street photography on that day, and I still spend days wandering the city (no matter where I am), with my camera in hand, quietly and surreptitiously shooting whatever catches my fancy.
Since that day, I’ve found that children are often my biggest source of those ‘fleeting moments’. I love that they are so uninhibited and that they take such joy in the simple everyday actions of life.
Enjoy all of your fleeting moments this week, and Happy Canada Day/Happy Fourth of July for those of you who are celebrating 🙂
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