Waiting for a train. The compression to JPG and the second compression to WordPress killed the color. I like the juxtaposition of the couple in the background and the man and woman on the phone, most probably with their partner while the young man in the middle scans the crowd, seemingly waiting for someone.
Have you ever been accosted by a Japanese person with a flash or snap, snap? Armed with my Nikon, I am Karma. This what I kept telling myself winding down the small streets near Yokohama Station. I took 1300 pictures today.
I’m trying to get a feel for shutter speed vs f/stop. My goal was to practice composition while flipping through the controls. Today was the first time I went out just to shoot and the second time I shot people.
Young man working. I really like the structure of and youth in his face. The street is packed, noisy, and filling with drunken college kids and he’s in his own space. This is without any editing.
And this is with a little color boozing. I liked this shot because the young woman just happened to come into the shot. Part of me feels like she distracts from the composition, another that the look she gives adds subtext. Opinions?
This is a crop. I waited for this other guy to walk into the shot to help build an illusion that they’re both looking at something just out of the frame. I felt this would make the viewer wonder what.
This is my personal favorite, and the very first shot. I wanted to juxtapose the young man working at his video game and the other guy playing in his work.
I picked out a couple I liked and did a little editing with the image software. As I’m teaching myself composition, I’d appreciate it if you’d tell me which you like, or give me some critical feedback.For example, if I asked you to chose one of the four above, or one of the three below, which would you chose?
The picture was slightly wider. I liked the line the three people make, but cropped I felt they made good individual portraitist. Which version do you like?
She’s not well off. Young, too young, with a baby waiting for a cheap meal at a falafel truck.Keep in mind, she’s working: There is no job more difficult than being a parent.
Aside from physical aesthetics, this is a young man from the middle east with his own business. It takes guts. He passes his work week that tiny space and he looks healthy, fit, happy.
I will try to finish my food post on Candied Orange Peels by tomorrow night.