All the World’s a Stage: Week 5: “Classic Street Photography”

December 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The idea I have come up with for my essay is a theme of “Walls”.

Experiment:

  • Stand still at a busy intersection for 20 minutes. Take photos of people who come to you and don’t move.

For this assignment I stood at the entrance of Glasgow, Hillhead Subway station.  From this viewpoint I could see people leaving and entering the station and people on the pavement outside.  This gave me a varied selection of locations and light sources to work with without moving around.

I loved the warm light of the interior compared to the cold light outside on the street.  I waited around for the 20 minutes in the one location and then moved on and found it a very useful exercise.  I went back into Glasgow one night during the same week and found a great location and although it was not too busy there were enough people passing by to make it a successful shoot.  I’ll be trying this a lot more.  There is sense in moving around as well but a combination of approaches is probably the best, especially if the weather is as awful as it was on the first day :-)

Day 1

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Day 2

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