Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone | Street Photography

I’ve always been mesmerized by street photography. I’ve done a bit myself, but usually of the non-human-interaction kind…which some might say doesn’t quite qualify.

I’ve recently been following Valerie Jardin’s work, and I especially love her photos in Paris. The light, the shadows, the organic human moments…I’ve been dreaming of jumping over the pond for one of her workshops but don’t have the time (or money) at this moment. So, I was happy to find a local street photography class with Ben Reeve.

I knew this class would stretch me a bit. It didn’t disappoint. My two favorite assignments during the class were taking portraits of people who didn’t know we were taking their photo (it was tough to go unnoticed with my rather large Canon 7D) and asking folks if I could take their photo. I thought the latter would be harder (yep, I’m a bit shy), but actually capturing people without their knowing was much more difficult! I felt a bit stalker-ish.

The photos below are a few of my favorite moments, captured in Saturday’s Little Italy Mercado. Let me know what you think! All photos were processed with Lightroom and Macphun’s Tonality Pro.

Giving Hands | Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA
Giving Hands

 

Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

Musicians | Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

Donation for a Musician | Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

Man by sign with German Shepherd | Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

A man and his Chihuahua | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA
Min – Max

 

Man at bus stop | Street Photography | San Diego, CA

People Enjoying Fresh Urchin | Street Photography | Little Italy Mercado | San Diego, CA

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