I used to be very proficent in the studio. I would have a really good idea of what I had captured as soon as I pressed the shutter.
There where surprises, both good and bad, but generally I was consistent and compitent.
Not so with street photography.
Some images I don’t have a clue what I have until I see the image on the computer screen.
I was grabbing a shot of these three ladies…and I really didn’t see the gentlmen in the background. The story this image tells is much different then the story I thought I was photographing.
The same day I was also shooting fireworks, Ecuadorian style.
I was constantly adjusting shutter speed and watching my mettering to not be too over exposed. I had to keep it manual exposure. I don’t think any the auto modes whould have given what I wanted.
( which raises the question, What did I want? I wanted to show the mood or feel for the event that was happening around me. I didn’t want perfect shots, I wanted a feel or mood)
Here are a couple that I think show this. I did not know what I had until I looked at these on the computer screen.
Did I achieve what I wanted…. I am still not sure. I did get a few shots that I am happy with.