Photography by Gerry Frederick

Street Photography

 

Street photography is an aspect of my professional development that continues to be a work in progress. Snapping candid photos of unsuspecting people on the street is the easy part, capturing a truly interesting and quality photo is where my challenge lingers. Once in a while It just pops up in the view finder like some from the water park series last summer. The Rodeo I shoot every year always provides dozens of good opportunities for good “street photos”.

Knowing that, I look for them between action shots of the cowboys and livestock. It can be easy to find good street photo opps at outdoor gatherings like Rodeos, farmers markets and street fairs. People are generally up beat and in good humor. That alone can be all you need to get your shot. Most dress for the event too, unlike the same people just walking to the car after a trip to the store or walking to work. I suppose what I’m learning is just some age old photographic basics; you just have to be patient . The good photo your after needs your effort in time and planning. Very few subjects just walk up to you and smile.

Street Girl Street give me a drink Street Rodeo girl 1 Street rodeo girl 2 Street Sam Steele Street serious girl street sunglasses Street water touch

 

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3 responses

  1. Superb shots… you got some really beautiful portraits here 🙂

    April 13, 2014 at 9:11 pm

  2. avian101

    Nice pictures Gerry! 🙂

    April 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  3. Great photos, Gerry. Unsuspecting, I say.

    April 15, 2014 at 12:42 am

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