Sunday, 1 March 2015

Street Photography Day

I booked myself a treat!

A day's course in Liverpool with Damien Demolder, former editor of Amateur Photographer and now a well-known and respected photography kit reviewer, Panasonic Ambassador, Street Photographer and all-round Nice Chap!

We were given cameras and lenses for the day courtesy of Panasonic, given instruction on use, a talk by Damien, then hit the streets of Liverpool to try the techniques!

I must admit that Street Photography isn't my favourite medium, but having answered the question "What is Street Photography?" with the answer "People interacting with Architecture", I felt much more comfortable, since Architecture Photography is my favourite medium.
I then just fitted people into my shots!

Damien is very keen on the interaction of shadows and light between buildings and people, and as many of my themes centre around 'shadows and light', I will in future try to look for these types of images.

Black on White (with reflection)

Damien giving instruction in lighting techniques and 'edges'

I've paired up the next three images, showing both the colour and black and white versions.

I really liked this shot, as there are very strong lines, lights and shadows. 
The unusual element is that the girl in the image is listening to her Samsung Galaxy and the Samsung sign is also really prominent!

I was waiting for someone to come into the light after the pillar's shadow, and this girl turned and smiled just as I clicked!

This girl didn't smile!!

Quirky 'on the spot' image.


Mark Baber (Panasonic Rep) in silhouette

The last image was printed out in A3 by Fotospeed, ink and printer specialists who were also present for the day. 
It just about summed up "People interacting with Architecture", as I managed to perfectly frame him in the door!


1 comment:

  1. These are all very good images which capture the day perfectly.