Pictures of the Mile High City with a Unique Perspective
I love photographing the streets of Denver in ways people have never seen before. As photographers we always want our pictures to arouse the viewer. To do this, it’s important to remember great photography is not about what you see. It’s about how you see it.
What I love about street photography is that it forces the photographer to observe a scene with a fresh prospective. I may have passed by the same block a hundred times before, however, if I go back to that street with the purpose of creating an intriguing picture, I’ll start to observe details I wouldn’t have noticed before. It could be a reflection in a window, a man holding a cat or a kid playing in the shadow of a statue. Then, when the moment is right -when a smile opens up, or a tall lady with a giant hat enters the scene- there’s the opportunity to create a captivating picture, one that will never exist again.
I started shooting street photography out of frustration. It was at a time when I was spending so many hours on marketing and the business side of photography that I was missing out on being a photographer.
One day, I decided to grab my camera and with only a general idea of where I was going, I hit the streets of Denver.
Street photography is great because it forces you to use limited resources to create a unique photo. There’s no sporting event, no celebrities, no father of the bride tearing up at the site of his youngest daughter moments before she walks down the aisle. It’s just you, your camera and whatever happens on the streets.
Denver, like most cities is a great place for street photography. But what’s ideal about Denver is that it has all the activity of a big city without the overwhelming rush of larger cities. In many ways, Denver has more of a small-town feel. Denver is easy to get around in and the people are warm and friendly, making Denver ideal for street photography.
Share your experiences of street photography in Denver or anywhere around the world by commenting below. Be sure to include a photo of your work.
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