Taking It To the Streets
To some, street photography is making a comeback. To others, it never went away. Whatever your perception, there’s no question that photographers worldwide are overcoming fears and inhibitions to document life in public spaces. They’re doing it with minimal equipment, preparation, plans, and expectations. They’re capturing the energy, edge, humor, and wonders of the urban landscape. You can too. I’ll give you an overview of current trends and styles, share tips and techniques, discuss ethical and legal issues, and provide suggestions for how to overcome personal obstacles.
Gordon Lewis has been an active photographer for more than 40 years. His photographs and articles have been published in national magazines such as Petersen's Photographic, Camera 35, and Camera and Darkroom. He won first prize in the Candid/Humor category in Popular Photography’s Best Photo of the Year contest for 2003. His blog, Shutterfinger, averages over a thousand visit a day and is still growing. Although born and raised in Los Angeles, Gordon moved to Philadelphia in 2003 for better schools, shorter commutes, and more opportunities to practice street photography.