2018 Ricky Tims Photo Class - Lauri Miller
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I had started taking photos of the two young ladies and have one of them that I like better, but in this one we see the man on the bench admiring the young ladies and for me, that is what street photography is about, capturing those candid moments. I used Shutter priority mode with ISO 400. I had set my shutter speed to 1/500th sec and went to town. I had set my lens such that I thought I could judge where my focus would be and held my camera at waist height. I was thinking that my subject matter would be moving as would I, I did not plan to sit on a bench waiting for the scene to come to me which was why I had thought shutter priority might work well. I did not raise my camera to my eye for any shots I took, and I ended up with many I liked. None are technically wonderful. I am sure one big improvement I could have made was to use Aperture priority and getting in closer. But in the end, I found I enjoyed this assignment even though it made me uncomfortable. I did ask my sister to join me, on her birthday, nonetheless! Well, I did treat her to a fancy lunch and it was a very lovely day outside. I went out on other occasions this week but did not have the same success in finding interesting situations. My main take away for this week’s lesson is to always have your camera with you!

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