Melbourne Photographer - Personal project: The Traveling series
3 things I learned from Facu Santana and his Street Photography work
Street photography doesn’t come easy to me, it’s a mental process that takes concentration and patience and that is rewarding when you feel that the stars align, and other times it can be frustrating. A bit like a meditation when I go out on the street I need to have my mind in blank to be able to see shapes and interesting options of what otherwise looks like an everyday scene.
This year I had the opportunity to learn a bit more about street photography from Facu Santana, understanding their choices and what they look for in a scene opened my eyes to new possibilities.
The 3 things I learned from Facu were:
FRAME and Composition: don’t shy away from the hard light but the opposite: look for it to frame your subject. Look for your frame, say a little pray and wait for your subject to fall into place.
Not every frame you shoot will make the final cut, still shoot and be always ready with your camera close to your eye waiting for that moment
above all: LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR CRAP PHOTOGRAPHY , take inspiration form the classics, the Magnum photographers and other genres pf photography to cultivate your visual narrative.