Some Street Shooting... Part 1

Hey ya'll, I just got back from a nice day in Bologna, the "stomach" of Italy as they say.  Bologna, like almost every other city in Italy (and maybe Europe), is Closed on Sunday.  The streets were full of people anyway.

I took the train ride over specifically to get some more practice with my street photography; it's a niche that I really enjoy looking at and would like to be able to produce some as well by combining my love of Henri Cartier-Bresson with a couple other great photographers to find my own style.

It is quite difficult to shoot strangers: you never know their reaction or what will happen.  It's also embarrassing to have to say "yes I want an image of you for no reason you can understand." But I tried today, using the classic method of lining up the shot beforehand and waiting for them the move into the frame, with the focus already nailed on their position.  It worked pretty well, except people kept being so nice and stopped their trek until I'd "finished" taking the picture.

Anyway, here are some of the images I've had a chance to look at.  They're mostly edited using my normal method of post-production but in the next couple of segments to this series I'm going to try to get more basic and almost-straight-out-of-the-camera images.

Thanks for lookin'.


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