Point & Shoot (1)

And now for something way different.  My blogging friend Mike Powell just published a post this morning about photographing interesting people without going through the usual procedure of lifting the camera to your eye and, to any onlooker, obviously shooting a photo—and thereby making possible considerably-more-candid results.  I readily admit to having resorted to this technique a number of times during my travels, especially when I found myself in situations in which the object of my interest and I were not likely to have any language in common.  A few of these resulted in images that have become favorites, enough that I’m opening a new category, and I’ll be adding more in the near future.  Hong Kong GamerHere’s my first offering . I found these two fascinating women in an open street market in Hong Kong and did not want to distract them from their interest in the game, which they were apparently really enjoying, with many gestures and smiles and much laughter, so I got into position several feet away, held my camera next to my hip, squeezed off several shots in their direction, and was rewarded with these street portraits.

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3 Responses to Point & Shoot (1)

  1. Vicki says:

    Great candid shot. I for one, would love to see more.

    I love seeing images of other cultures and their lifestyles. Wish I had taken some on my travels, but back then I mostly shot boring tourist attractions and not especially good photos at that. I think one of the few was of some children begging for money as we got off the bus in Hong Kong (of all places :D ). Most of my travel photos have faded and/or yellowed from the 1970s.

    • krikitarts says:

      I know you’re a great fan of street photography, and I’ll do what I can to revisit some of my archives. Hong Kong has such fond memories for me. I never felt unsafe there, walking around after dark with camera, tripod, etc. And all the incredible smells–truly a multi-sensory experience!

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Excellent image, Gary – and I’m looking forward to more #Travels output. Adrian

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