Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Waiting for a subject in a pool of light, part of 5-Day Photo Challenge: Street Photography.
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- Alright street shooters, I think I've found my solution. As you can see behind me those beautiful trees are being beautifully illuminated by some light that's coming just beyond the building. And I thought that would be a nice picture unto itself, but as a street shooter I'm really kind of interested in people and the people that are walking by. They're going to add an extra element that's going to make the shot, in my mind, a little bit more interesting. So I stayed patient, I framed my shot, and I waited as long as I could for people to walk by.
I knew that the contrast between the people and the beautiful trees might not be enough, so in post I kind of brought it out a little. I didn't really need to see the people, I wanted them to be more silhouetted. But regardless it was just a really nice scene, a nice pool of light. So this was my solution to the find the light challenge. Post yours, I just can't wait to see them.