By Steve Huff
I have always been intrigued by street photography. It was not until I bought my first Leica M, an M7, that I started to shoot people going about their daily routine. These days, so many photographers gear up and hit the streets to capture a daily slice of life. Many street shooters believe in NO interaction with the subjects. I mix it up a bit and sometimes I may give some eye contact, a nod or even have a chat before taking the photos. It all depends on the person and surroundings. The #1 thing with street shooting is you have to drop your fear of shooting people in public. Just take a stroll, camera in hand, and don’t be afraid to capture the world around you.
I am no expert on street, far from it but if you want to shoot and capture life as it happens all you have to do is “DO IT”. If the is something that you want to do, shoot every day and every day push yourself further and further untie your courage and confidence is up. I have not had any bad experiences and I have shot in the USA and many other countries. Confidence is key!
The photos below were all shot during my travels around the world.
Tallinn Estonia 2011
Pula Croatia 2011
The next two shots were taken in Scottsdale AZ in December of 2010 with a Ricoh GXR
St. Petersburg Russia 2011 – M9 and 35 Summicron