29 Aug Street Photography on the Beach
NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Lorenzo Grifantini exclusively for www.streethunters.net.
Italian Summer – A Beach Street Photography Project
I took these pictures in different places around Italy—like the island of Salina in Sicily, Salento in Puglia, and Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. I looked at people of all ages and social stations hoping to find that one common thread of surreal irony. In these difficult times for my country Italian summer is the season when Italians can express their lightness of being and their love for life. Also, as an Italian expat who has lived in London for more than ten years, I can finally see my cultural traits spread out on the beaches of Italy and that evokes strong childhood memories for me of the long happy summers I spent there.
Top Tips for Street Photography on the Beach
Beach photography can be considered a sub-genre of street photography. So most of the preparations, rules, precautions and best practices for street photography also apply to the beach. However, the beach presents another kind of “extreme environment” for street photography, and a different experience to photographing in ‘normal’ or bad weather. On the beach, there is