I was walking across the Centre Street Bridge here in Calgary the other day and I saw this guy walking up the bridge doing a crossword puzzle while walking! I put my camera up to my face and kept walking in his direction waiting for him to put his face up to see where he was going like a whale in the sea bobbing up for air haha. As soon as that face popped up, CLICK! Gotchya! And I just kept on walking haha. His facial expression is hilarious, because he seems to be confused as to why there is a camera in his face rather than another zombie faced pedestrian haha. I love these little street photography interactions with people :).
Camera: Canon 6D & 35L ~ Settings: f/1.4 – 1/4000th – ISO 500
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Has anyone ever gotten upset with you when you snap their picture Rob? I love the picture by the way!
Haha not yet! But I’m sure my day will come 🙂
He looks like a very happy crossworder . . .
Lol right! 🙂
This proves that men can multitask after all. 😉 Great shot! He’s doing better than I could…crosswords always trip me up 😉
Haha yes who knew ;). Thanks about the picture.
I have just started taking street shots of people. I have always felt a little uncomfortable doing it. But I think I am starting to get the hang of it.
Hey that’s great! It is super fun 🙂 Once you get that one shot your after, such a good feeling! Have fun out there ;).
what’s a five-letter word for ‘really ticked off that you took my picture, buddy?’
Ha! This is a great shot!
LOL thank you 🙂
And the Calgary Tower artfully framed by tall buildings….
Ya buddy! 😀
I’ve done stuff like this.
The walking crosswords or the picture taking? haha.
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Kind of a funny street shot I took this summer. I’m not sure how stoked this guy was I was taking his picture haha. He couldn’t have cared too much thought, because he didn’t say anything to me :).
Odd times I do street photography I shoot “from the hip’ so to speak to avoid reactions. Having a DSLR hanging round my neck and using a more compact from lower down really fools ’em. Nobody notices.
Ya I sometimes shoot similar to that with my Sony NEX-7. The NEX-7 has a flipy screen so I can use it like a waist level finder :). However for whatever reason I kind of like them to know I’m taking there picture. The reaction can be really fun, like in this shot 🙂
People watching is fun. People watching with a camera is better because you permanently capture the moment.
Haha for sure! 🙂
I think I got lost??? You have three sites…just looked at them all! 🙂 this is great, I’m terrible at taking photos of people…I think it makes me nervous because I don’t know the laws of taking photos of people in public without their permission…do you Rob, can you suggest some reading on the subject?
Read Shmeed, just take their pictures haha. If some one has a problem with it, they will let you know :). In all the years I have been doing this only one person has ever said anything to me and of all people it was another photographer haha. He just asked I don’t put it on Facebook.
lol…I’m not confident enough for that…but I guess as long as I’m not trying to make money from it and it is in a public location it is fair game? Is that how you see it? I put the majority of my photos on Facebook as I take them for our local Farmers’ Market…I’ve been taking the photos at the Market for two years and I’ve not had anyone ask me not to take the photo…some have moved or turned their heads but to be honest when I take my photos it is to show how busy the Market is and not to center people out…at least for the most part.
As a newbie I have yet to develop big balls to snap a photo on stranger’s face.. He looks really “puzzeled.” LoL
LOL totally hey! Do it up Jesse! You’ll love it 😃.