Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Isolating a subject with a long lens, part of 5-Day Photo Challenge: Street Photography.
- Hey everyone. Well I've just finished shooting my solution to day three of the Street Photographers Challenge, Isolating Your Subject With a Telephoto Lens. Well, I'm in New York City here. I'm on 26th Street, and I was looking for the light. I was hanging back and I saw some people walking into some good light. But then, sort of in the distance, and I was shooting and people where coming by. In the distance I saw a more sort of graphic interesting light happening. And people walking by. So I was definitely attracted to that because, the light is so important in my street photographs and in yours.
So I continued on, planted myself. And there weren't that many people walking by. But in my opinion, they were definitely worth waiting for. Well, if you've seen my candid-street photography course, you know I'm a back-button auto focuser. I'm in single point, I'm keeping that single point as close to the eyes of the people as possible, because I want them to be super sharp, because for me, I think that's going to be important in the final image. So I waited, and sometimes I would sort of hold the camera down because, people get shied away. They see you from a distance with a camera and they don't want any part of it.
So I hold it down, I start shooting. Back but auto focusing, click, click, click. I'll edit later. And, when the people walk by me, I continue sort of looking in the distance because, I really don't want to engage in conversation. I want to keep shooting. And they're busy and they keep on their way. And that's what street photography is all about. So, take a look at my solution. And I can't wait to see what you guys got for day three of the Street Photography Challenge, Isolating Your Subject With a Telephoto Lens.