I find the auto ISO on the GRII pretty good, and the ability to decide on shutter speed and aperture while having the camera take care of it is priceless.
Rain isn’t the most pleasant weather to shoot pictures in, but for the shy street photographer – or those just starting out – it can be a great distraction as your subjects are generally so busy trying to get out of it they barely notice you.
For me, this street picture works because the eye is led around the frame in a natural way, from the bottom to the top, and has plenty to look at along the way.
Although the man in this image is only a small element in the frame, and is also in shadow, he is arguably essential to the shot and brings it to life.
My reason for shooting this was the abstract nature of the shape of the walkway, but without the human element the shot would appear ‘dead.’
I often shoot from a height – in this case, a multi-storey car park – for a different perspective of. life on the street.
In case you’re wondering why my ISO settings are often a little odd, it’s because I shoot on TAv with the GR, which allows me to set shutter speed and aperture, while the camera sets an auto ISO.
It’s amazing how close you can get to someone who is engrossed in what they are doing.
I’m planning a series of ‘how-to shoot street photography ‘ articles, and one of the areas I’ll be dealing with is being caught taking pictures of strangers.