There’s no question that with Scott Kelby introducing his Worldwide Photo Walk nearly 4 years ago, the whole concept of ‘street’ photography has been introduced into alot more photographers’ lives.
Just you and your camera walking at a leisurely pace and photographing the world as it goes by can be incredibly fulfilling but also as Photographer Scott Schuman shows in this short documentary, incredibly important to your craft.
It’s very easy to get wrapped up in wanting the latest piece of electronic wizardry but when all is said and done…that is all it is; it’s the photographer’s vision and creativity that are ultimately responsible for making a great photograph.
In 2011 one of my ‘New Year Resolutions’ is to make time to get out more with just my camera and one lens and just walk and really take time to see what’s around me. I did this a few times last year in places like Brighton and Bournemouth and I was overwhelmed at how much I learned from doing it.
So what do you think…Is this kind of stuff important? Do you already make the time to get out on Photo Walks of your own? Sure the thought approaching a total stranger and asking to take their photograph can be quite daunting if not scary for some but there are ways to go about it and undoubtedly a common sense approach does play a big part.
It’d be great to ‘hear’ any thoughts you have on this subject and maybe even a few tips that you’ve picked up along the way for getting the most out of it, so please as always feel free to make use of the comments section below.
Incidentally, if you haven’t checked it out already I’d highly recommend that you head over to Scott Schuman’s Blog ‘The Sartorialist‘…Word of warning though…you may find you’re there for quite some time!