Let me wrap this with something Joel Meyerowitz would often share: say yes to the photograph.
Let your camera follow your eyes, capturing whatever catches your interest. Ignore the antsy, monkey part of your brain trying to talk you out of it. Just reassure that little ape and say yes to the photograph.
The Five Lessons
If I can summarize the five takeaways from this walk, it'd be this:
1. Get your ass up super early if you want to visit a market so you can have time and light on your side.
- Find a way to position your camera against you so it looks like it's resting, but you can capture it liberally to build positive momentum.
- Don't make it awkward. Speak with people who aren't too busy and want to learn about the community.
- Play with both distance and height to vary your images. It will be a long morning, so keep things fresh as you make your rounds.
- Slow down when you see those special moments, and make it an intentional experience. Land the composition exactly where you want it, and try to tell more of a story with your image.
That's a Wrap
That's enough for one week. I'd love to hear what you think of this post, so please drop your thoughts in the comments below.
See y'all in two weeks! GB
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