|Girl with Blue Hair|
We especially worked on "fotos robadas" - stolen photos where the subject is in their natural environment and has no idea they are in the picture.
|Happy Puppy Silhouette|
- As I mentioned in my post on my Sarria Photowalk, the best way to take photos of people is when they don't notice!
- The main point I learned from this class was that there are three things you need to look for in photos - light, colour and gesture. This really helps when you're trying to set up photos
- Silhouettes take practice! It's really important to take a look at exactly where the light is falling
- Don't forget to look for symmetry in your background - and then take your 70-300m lens and camp out there for awhile - until the perfect subject walks by; that's when you take the shot
- Learn how to use a polarizing filter properly (apparently you need to move it according to reflections of the sun - I need to learn this...)
- Remember- with the 70-300m lens - people can't see you are taking a photo of them (they usually think you are photographing the wall/building you are looking at). So, relax, and set up your camera - and shoot!
My three favourite photos from the 3 hours we spent in El Born are the ones above and the one below. I'm not normally a huge fan of kids - but this one was super cute and was in the street posing like a fashion model with absolutely no prompting - and no idea there were photographers around! Check out the slideshow below it, too (mobile device users - if your device doesn't support Flash, please click here to view my Barcelona Streets album on Flickr , click on the first photo and then click through.
|Girl with Suitcase pose|