Photowalks Rock! It’s fun and nicely instructive to watch other photographers do what they do - see what interests them and catches their eye. Even if you miss something, once a cool subject is pointed out, it’s great to explore how you’d compose a photo around it, and see how others do the same. I’m a new convert!
Even if you only take pictures occasionally, a lot can be gleaned from the experiences of people who walk around with cameras and take pictures all the time — specifically about how to approach a subject (person or object) and begin to compose, but also about what’s okay to shoot: can you just point a camera at a person on the street? Do you walk around with a camera out, or do you pull it out when you see something? How does one “prepare” for catching a random moment?
A few of my pictures from the photowalk, Oct 28, from Neomodern to Ft. Mason.
A few selects from the folks on the photowalk in SF:
I’d note that in almost all cases, these images look as nice as they do as a result of some post-processing — burning and dodging, bringing up low values, etc. As Ansel Adams said so well, great photos are made, not shot.
Suzanne’s Instagram (@sfritzhanson)
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