CANDID STREET PORTRAITURE
Candid Street Portraiture: Working in the face of strangers, street portraiture pushes the boundaries of personal spaces and, for that matter, the photographer’s own comfort zone. It's all about candid shooting, getting in close to the subject with the subject unaware of the camera. The portrait can be just the face or whole body & all in between. Framing & composition are important but in a relaxed way. The best of these portraits capture emotions as the story of the subject unfolds before you.
Taking a street portrait is far more than just taking a photo of their face. It is being sensitive with your subject and looking into their soul. Capture their essence, and any concerns or thoughts which may be on their mind. Highlight the parts of their face which stand out and truly tell a story.
When you are trying to take street portraits, look for people who interest you. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean that you only have to take photos of homeless people or the destitute. Rather, seek people who you feel have an interesting personal story to share. Simply taking a street portrait of a homeless person because they are homeless is not only tacky but distasteful.