12 Jul Los Angeles street photography with the Fuji X100F – Part two
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Note: This is part two of a two part series featuring street photography from a recent trip to Los Angeles. To view part one click HERE.
As I was getting everything together for this article I happened to look back on my blog posts for this year and was surprised to see how much street photography I have posted. I consider myself a candid and documentary photographer, which to me is an encompassing term that includes my street work, my travel work, my candid wedding photography and of course the education I provide. In previous years, I put a lot of effort into ensuring that I always presented a balanced mix from the above genres on this site, but in 2017 there has definitely been more of a focus on new gear and street photography. I think this is a direct result of something that I read late last year:
“Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking.”
When I first read this I interpreted it to mean, in the context of my photography, that I should allow myself the space to shoot whatever speaks to me right now (client work notwithstanding of course) and to spend 2017 allowing my creativity and my vision to guide my work. I think it is important for photographers to seek out new knowledge, but I also think it is important sometimes to step back and let your creativity guide you at times too. This is
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