Street photography is an incredible challenge. For me, it’s the absolute pinnacle of photography as it requires an in-depth understanding of both camera and exposure. Understanding these will enable you to work quickly and decide on the most effective way to expose a scene.
Street photographers are always doing rain dances. Rain has a transformative effect, injecting energy into the street with people running from cover to cover, to the endless sea of umbrellas and beading water droplets.
I’ve spent years wandering around its streets, camera in hand looking more like a lost tourist than a lifelong Londoner. Irritating busy commuters as I stand in the middle of the pavement, looking up at seemingly nothing.
Cameras are exciting gadgets to own and obsession with photographic gear can be a trap which can be all too easy to fall into. However, when it comes down to it, a camera is just a tool.