Mr. Porky Blinders by bcegerton

Mr. Porky Blinders

Had a day out in Manchester today and met up with a fellow photographer to do some Street Photography, now I love Street photography but don’t tend to shoot people head on much. My idea today was asking people if we could take the shot or if they were walking past trying to at least acknowledge them. Way out of my comfort zone today but it built my confidence up quite a lot. We found that most, when asked, were willing, especially if they were at a business like Lee above ( didn’t know him beforehand ). He was more than happy as it was free publicity. Also in Manchester they have these Street Hosts, they are basically to help show people where places are, give information etc. When we asked if we could take a photo they were more happy that we asked and not, as most do, stuck a camera or phone in their face.
Well done, I do t have the guts
January 24th, 2019  
@sugarmuser Neither did I Sharon, I think it was easier being with someone
January 24th, 2019  
ha well that's a great image. welcome to 365 - have fun with your project! i like street photography as well but am not at all brave about approaching people. i guess i would also find it easier if it was out with a friend! well done :)
January 24th, 2019  
@pistache Thanks Clare, yes being with someone else and also approaching someone working etc makes it so much easier, I’ve only asked the general public a couple of times, one was a no the other a yes but the shot didn’t come out too well, my fault entirely through not having my elbows firm against my chest to help stop camera shake. I was mortified when I seen the image once downloaded as everything else looked spot on, colour light etc..
January 25th, 2019  
Nice!
January 28th, 2019  
January 29th, 2019  
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