Replying to comment by Mike Bridge on Thoughts on Street Photography: Gluttony of Big Cities.

Mike Bridge

Another thing I wrestle with on depopulated streets, apart from the discomfort, is how to render people. In NY you can take 100 photos in an hour all from different angles in different styles and walk away with a few good photos, even if most are throwaways. But on empty streets, there’s so little to work with. I want to keep moving, keep absorbed in what I’m doing, but often it just doesn’t work. I’m wondering if I need to change to doing more street portaits, where I stop people and ask them…. I took a street photography course where the instructor kept saying “get some juxtaposition, get some parallel action” but I kept thinking “there’s no action, period—now what?”

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