Dipping the Toe – Again
About once a month there is a street photography meetup in Dublin. Des, the organiser, is as passionate about street photography as I am about film photography. So once a month I head along to the meeting. I do this mostly because this genre of photography has never really clicked with me. I find it difficult to define what I am trying to achieve so my adventures tend to be a bit aimless.
But I do keep trying.
It was a rare outing for the digital camera today and my plan was to spray and pray and see what I got when I got home. I found it nearly impossible to put my mind in a place where I was happy to relinquish control to the camera. To let it pick focus points, aperture and shutter speeds so after 10 shots I reverted to my normal shooting method. Manual modes, find a spot, relax and keep my eyes open.
It was a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon and I will keep going to the meetings, I will continue to stand up and say “My name is Brendan and I have no idea what street photography looks like.”
AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G