Months ago, I entered a streetphotography competition.
I didn’t win one of the prizes.
I did receive a voucher to use for the excellent blurb self publishing service.
Most importantly, I received feedback from the judges on each photo submitted. A humbling and important part of moving from taking snapshots to having my images taken seriously.
One piece of feedback I received was:
“It would be nice to see less of people’s backs/hidden faces. This is very common in street photographer’s who are just starting out – but it’s the easy way out. Practice more and more so that you gain confidence in shooting people face-on so you can really capture their character and a glimpse of their personality.”
I accept this as fair criticism.
I do find it challenging to point my camera in the face of unsuspecting members of the public.
I would be very interested to hear your own views on this subject and take any advice that you may want to offer?
So, I thought I would capture a few faces on belgradestreets.
These images were taken over the last couple of days with my iPhone and the instagram app.
I managed to drop my beloved Nikon D700 on to a stone floor and am waiting for my 50mm lens to be resurrected.
I would appreciate your views and comments.
And thank you to all those who follow for your patience during my long (and very relaxing!) vacation this summer…