“Street photography” has been popular since cameras became portable, however, successfully using a bulky camera and slow film required substantial skills. Now that digital cameras are everywhere, it’s a lot easier and everybody is in on the act. But obtaining great pictures still requires a keen eye and artistic flair!
So with the past masters in mind, I hopped on the 109 Tram from Box Hill to Port Melbourne and back to see what images I could snap on a journey lasting just over 2 hours. A keen observer will note that I predominantly used the “shooting from the waist” perspective – a hallmark of the shooting style obtained with the early reflex cameras. The advent of the penta-prism used in current SLR’s changed all that.
I put this B&W photo essay together in Premiere using some of the images from the journey. Enjoy!