New York, Paris & Pittsburgh?
Did you know that Pittsburgh is one of the most favorite cities to photograph by photographers ? I have to admit that I get upset with myself every time that I leave my house without my camera or my phone ( I have taken some of my most favorite photos with my phone. iPhoneography is an art and I will talk about it in a future post) because there is so much to capture.
With beautiful buildings, bridges, cobblestone streets, lush trees, and more, you have the ability to take a great photo. Besides the amazing architecture and rolling hills, the people are wonderful subjects as well.
I spend most of my days taking photos of families or my own kids so I was very excited to take a street photography workshop. I needed to overcome my fear of taking street photos of people interacting and the world around me. I was always afraid of people getting upset with me for taking their photo. I found that there were some that were not amused but that others realized what I was doing and some even smiled for me. I had to learn how to compose with a fixed lens when you do not have much room to work with. All of these tasks were not easy but at the end of the day I think that I managed to get some great shots with the new lessons that I learned, especially overcoming my fear.
Here are some shots from this past Saturday while downtown for a baseball game
I'm looking forward to more outings in the streets to capture the rest of this beautiful city and the great people who live in it!
A little FYI... it is totally LEGAL to take someone's photo in public without their permission. It is nice to ask if you can and assure them of what you are doing but you are not infringing on them unless you are on their private property.
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