A fantastic mural down Duckboard Place dwarfs the man walking by.
I wondered why a steel fence had suddenly appeared on Niagara lane at the entrance to the tiny lane (20 ft long) on right of photo, apparently someone bought it for $600,000!
A rare sight indeed, mostly artists do their best work by night!
Spotted on one of my recent laneways tours this great piece of new art at the end of Croft Alley right outside the Croft Institute.
Taking photos of strangers in the street is a staple of street photography it's very satisfying when you get a great shot but it's probably one of the more challenging aspects of the genre. If you want to explore this area of street and would like to capture images with more than just people doing walk through's from a distance, and you haven't quite had the nerve to get up close and personal to your subjects, start with small steps. One way to get used to pointing your camera at strangers in the street is to photograph buskers, up close not from a distance, I come across many when I'm taking people on my laneway photo tours, yes they're an easy target but it still requires some effort to stand in front of one and fire off some frames trying to capture an interesting moment, it's one little thing but it's all practice and it'll help break down some mental barriers to lifting your camera up to get those elusive, candid street photos that we all love to admire and sometimes if we're lucky, take ourselves.
Oh and don't forget to leave a tip for your captive subject!
Street photography and how to capture those elusive shots, obviously number one is time spent out on the streets, looking for pay dirt (to use a gold prospecting analogy) and panning (photographing) for those elusive specs of gold, also a functioning camera helps a great deal and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Street Photography Workshop MelbourneRead More