For Assignment 2 I chose crowds as my subject. Big mistake. I realised without doubt that street photography is not my forte. That was confirmed by the feedback from my tutor. Although, some shots were OK many (and I really knew this when I submitted them) were not well composed and the framing was not always satisfactory.
My tutor cites image 8 as an example of where the framing is detrimental to the shot. I hadn’t even noticed how close the man in the right hand bottom corner was to the edge of the shot, so caught up was I in getting the shot of the boy climbing on the sculpture. This until the feedback, had been one of my favoured shots! I guess I’ve still got a lot to learn.
However, Image 5 was a better example of well composed crowd street photography with the eye being drawn into the man who is looking towards the woman who is purchasing an item from the stall. I did think this was one of the better images too.
Having reviewed my submission following tutor feedback I feel that Image 4 is a particularly bad example of composition and Image 2 is not particularly well framed with my “spot Darth Vader” being tucked away at the bottom of the shot.
I have followed up my tutors recommendation of looking at Lee Friedland’s work and his use of reflections to frame his work. I have also tried to emulate this technique in my photography. This is a shot I took on an unofficial study day to Bath.
Overall the feedback has been very useful and has made me assess my approach to street photography.