First Look Photo: Stealth Photography

I’m back from my holiday break, and I have new ideas for photo blogs, or should I say “plogs”.  Don’t judge, it works for videos.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and New Year.  I got my new 50mm lens, and someone gave me a thermal lens cup; which I always wanted, but could never justify the purchase.

Street photography has always fascinated me, mostly because I’m a nature photographer, and I get embarrassed taking a stranger’s picture.  Over the past year, I’ve learned to overcome that initial shyness, but I still want to keep it semi stealthy.  I want to do this to keep people doing what they’re doing, to keep the pictures real.  Whether they like it, or not, people change when they know a camera is pointing at them.  I will be doing a lot more street photography this year.

As a practice, I am starting with people I find on the bus.  Today’s picture was taken with my IPhone se, of a man talking to the bus driver while checking his phone.  That’s why I call this shot split focus.  Using my phone to take someone’s picture, while leaving them thinking I’m just checking my emails. I will be doing more “bus shots” as a fun project.

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