25 Sep Lisbon Street Photography Workshop With The Fuji X Series
Street photography for me is one of the most trickiest aspects of photography to do well. It’s one of those things that seems so simple until you try to do it. The best street images create curiosity in the viewer, there’s the suggestion of a narrative; who is this person, what are they doing, etc, and also there’s a clarity and simplicity of composition that’s incredibly difficult to achieve when photographing complicated and dynamic city streets.
Earlier this month I ran a three day street photography workshop in Lisbon with Hugo from Fuji X Passion, and with the clients who came over to spend a weekend with us we wanted to concentrate on this simplicity while wandering the streets of this bustling city and it’s labyrinthine old neighbourhoods. After we’d got everyone checked into the hotel, we headed into one of my favourite old quarters around the Bica funicular. Unfortunately we arrived a little late in the day and the entire street was completely in shadow, but we still played around with shooting the tram and some of the people waiting on the street before the bars opened up. Heading up the steps towards the Miradouro Santa Catarina we could see that the low sun was illuminating the park in beautiful golden light, however in places like this the sheer volume of people can sometimes make it tricky to see what to shoot. The aim is to find clean compositions amidst all the visual chaos which can take some