Human interaction is one of the most interesting aspects of street photography. It’s capturing a moment in time forever and if there’s a bit of emotion evident so much the better. Even if it’s only a smile or frown!
A great way to ease yourself into photographing strangers is to ask a market stall holder if you can spend some time with them and their business. Make it clear you’re not going to get in their way or hinder them or their customers in any way – and make sure you stick to that or they’ll never let you come back.
When you’re shooting street scenes up close in a confined space like this you’re going to need your wide lens. I used a 10 mm in this example. Before you start taking photos take a couple of test exposures so you can pre-set apertures and iso so you’re not faffing about when you should be shooting. You don’t want to miss photo opportunities.
If you’re unsure about how to use these camera settings please come and find out all about iso, apertures, priority modes etc with our free photography videos at http://www.photographycourses.biz/photography_videos.html
Gary who runs Shelly’s Snacks Burger van kindly let us spend a bit of time in and around his van taking pictures of him, his staff and their customers buying lunch. If you bump into them – say hi from us and grab yourself a burger. They’re very good!