Manchester Christmas markets street photography….

November 30th, 2012

Yesterday I took the day off and headed out with Ian to visit the Manchester Christmas Markets. We had a meander, a couple of Starbucks (of course) and some super yummy food. I also decided to take the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone a bit and partake in a bit of street photography. It’s something I tend to delve in and out of really – I love the idea of it – the rawness and the reality of it all, but the idea of getting up close and personal with complete strangers just kinda freaks me out! I’m not a fan of cities anyway, I love the countryside along with the quietness and calm that it brings, but yesterday I decided to just go for it and experiment a bit. The sun was strong, and the skies were clear so it would have been rude not to take advantage of all that gorgeous sun flare! I tend to overexpose my images slightly – that’s part of my style – so yesterday I took full advantage of shooting into the sun to experiment a bit more with shadows, as well as with focus – or lack of focus! I must admit it felt good and almost freeing I suppose to capture street life as it was happening. It’s pretty far removed from what I normally do, and I’m not saying I’m completely over the fear of getting up close and personal, but it was good to come home and look at what I’d taken and figure out where I can improve. I’d love to hear your thoughts :)

Happy Friday! :)