Hi, I’m new here and thought I chip in a street photo of mine that reflects the miserable weather I see outside my window. Would love to get some feedback on it!
This shot has me a bit confused. I like the colour. I like the capture in mid stride. I really like e simple background. I feel like I should have a stronger emotional response to the shot, but I’m not sure why I don’t. Im sorry I can’t pinpoint that better for you. Could be just me.
The problem for me with this shot is that there’s really nothing going on in it. It’s a woman walking down the street – and we don’t even see much of her surroundings for any context. I know that street photos are often criticized because they are shot from too far away, but in this case I think shooting it too close removed any potential interest that the surroundings may have added – because there isn’t much of interest in the frame as it stands. Oh, and whatever is going on with the toes on her right foot is freaking me out!
Apologies if this sounds harsh, but you did ask for a critique 🙂
The technical aspects of a photo are not enough to make a good photo if the CONTENT is empty, actually, you can forget all the rules of photography if the CONTENT is interesting.
INTERESTING CONTENT is what i am looking for in a scene to photograph and if i am lucky and have time i put into practice a bit of the rules, but i am FOCUSED on the content only.
Just like in the movies, if there is no action or love or drama then it’s boring.
Learn from the movies, and apply that to your photos, they have to have some interesting element, like drama, action, expression, character, sadness, happiness, danger, mystery, etc etc.
Sorry but just don’t care for “walkies”. Those are pictures of people walking with umbrella. Been done to death. What I would suggest is do an exercise where you identify street photography cliches and DON’T make those pictures. This will help to guide you towards more interesting shots.