Love this quote from Peter Marlow: "Be yourself, get up early, and don’t try too hard, as whatever is trying to come out will come eventually without any effort, learn to trust your instincts and don’t think about what others will think or about the process too much. Work hard but enjoy it." #streetphotography
City Kids: little projects are a great way to bring direction and focus to your photography. With a clear goal to work towards, you’ll feel more motivated than if you’re taking photos with no real purpose, or intent behind them. 'City Kids' was mini series I started when it felt like I was beginning to lose my way. It helped me see and understand the benefits of working on projects - something I'm dedicating all of my spare time to at the moment. #streetphotography
To make photography part of your daily routine you need to form new habits. We’re all busy, but by carrying your camera with you at all times, you’ll get into the rhythm of thinking about photography and taking photos. This new habit will also confirm how important photography is in your life and how it fits in with your lifestyle #streetphotography
Many beginners deal with their fears by trying to conceal their camera. Being sneaky will make those around you feel uncomfortable and may increase your chances of an unwanted confrontation. Smile and be open about what you’re doing. By projecting positive and relaxed body language, you’ll reduce your risk of confrontations, and avoid looking like a creep in the process.
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I always feel the most inspiration to shoot street photography at night. For me, the city comes alive and the rich colours open up lots of creative possibilities for photographers #streetphotography
People are shocked when I tell them that the number of books I’ve read cover-to-cover can be counted on my fingers. After been diagnosed with dyslexia – more specifically, difficulties with tasks involving rapid processing of symbols – at the age of 10, I always felt hindered and frustrated in my studies at school. Reading and writing simple sentences continue to challenge me, so I find it easier to express myself through imagery. That's why photography is so important in my life. It gives me the voice I never had previously.