Thoughts

Street photography: How do you feel?

I had this idea recently about a street photography workshop with a difference. No messing around with being a leaf on the wind or sight beyond sight. This would be a discussion of ethics.

The basic idea I had was you get a group and split it in two. One group is taken on a normal workshop. The other group then street photos the first. The idea being that the first group learns to empathise with those that they would be photographing.

It’s just an idea and I’m no way running it. I just thought that maybe we need to have more empathy with people rather than seeing people on the street as lens fodder. If everyone is a street photographer now then no-one is. We’re all just people photographing strangers for social media likes. Street photography is about the people. Get to know them and maybe you’ll get better photos.