As I was preparing my kit for tomorrow's solo photowalk, I was just wondering how one would prepare himself mentally for a day of street photography.
1)Till date, I don't really make any plans other than the location that I intend to shoot at. I just shoot whatever that I see which resonates with me and scenes that I wish to interpret in my own way.
2)However a recent message exchange with CSer tengk, revealed that he decides on what story he wishes to tell before he sets off on a shoot and then captures the subjects through his camera. It set me thinking.
3)And in a book I was reading "Chasing the Light", the authour set out on his walks guided by the quality of the lighting falling on the subjects.
4)Another article I read online suggested setting challenges and objectives for yourself (eg : Only fixed focal length. Or only aperture f8. Or only shoot pictures of striking colour contrast etc)
With the numerous avid street photographers sharing their splendid works out there, I would like to invite all shooters (non-street shooters too) to share their mindsets when they go out and shoot the streets so that newbies like myself can learn. Newbies are more than welcome to share your thoughts too!
Cheers and thanks.