Street Photography

Street photography. Particularly at night. One of the things I love to do is walk around after sunset ad photograph all the lights, shadows and look for whatever we don’t normally notice about what is happening after dark in public areas.

Street Photography is all about capturing people interacting with the urban landscape (the street) that we have created. Documenting life around the world. Capturing the emotion of people beyond just an urban scene.

I’m particularly fond of street photos at night because of the new scenes that come alive from the shadows, the lights, the new colours and how photographers can use their camera to bring out something that previously was invisible.

Why Leica for Street Photography?

I thought buying a Leica (Namely a Leica M) would instantly make my photos better. I was wrong. Technically they might have looked a little different, crisper, or have a new look from the lenses. But what took me a while to realise is that Leica cameras are all about being in the moment. They are small and understated.

People are very sensitive subjects, and with a big bulky DSLR photographers tend to be shunned or avoided. A smaller Leica Rangefinder is not intimidating to people, so the photographer taking street photos goes unnoticed. The photographers photos become a whole lot more natural.

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