Today is International Street Photography Day!
Street photography is my favourite type of photography to look at, and after every trip my favourite photos I’ve taken can almost always be described as street photography.
They’re unposed, they’re of people out and about, they’re big scenes in a city. They’re found scenes that I’ve happened to notice and capture. It doesn’t have to be literally on the street, though that’s where I take most of my photos.
The best part about these kinds of photos is when I first take them they can seem pretty average or forgettable. Sometimes I know right away if I’ve just taken one I’m going to love but often the one’s I like best are the ones I rediscover months or years later when I’m looking through them again. New ones always stand out or I notice something new about one that makes me love it more. It always takes time to see which are the keepers.
Obviously, these aren’t the greatest photos ever or anything, but I like taking them and it’s fun to have a few from each trip that I really like. It’s cool to have a mix of pictures in my albums – pictures of the sites I saw, typical tourist shots of me in front of things, and these sorts of pictures of the place.
Anyone else take these types of photos in a new place?