Like these photos for example. About two weeks ago I went to the Bewust Haarlem market, Haarlem is and old town close to Amsterdam (and yes, New York City's Harlem was named after it) with a few Miksang friends. Our very own teacher was going to be there with her stand giving out information about her workshops and selling some of her pictures.
I was mainly interested in buying a few of her photographs (I'll show them in a separate blog post) but I also thought it was an extremely good occasion to photograph people.
The market was in the middle of the old city centre and attracted quite a crowd. I noticed quite soon that photographing people in a busy area where everybody was moving around a lot was not going to get me anywhere.
I found that children playing around were a good subject. Children are totally in the moment and when they are playing they are very focussed at what they are doing.
Obviously, people sitting down with their eyes closed are very easy to photograph.
So are people taken from the back. Easy peasy.
|little blond girl|
|woman in pink|
|woman trying out a massage matras|
|demonstration of a tango class|
Yeah, right! she must have been thinking.
Well, I hope my experience is helpful to you. I am learning on the job, is that what they call it?