Street Photos with Sackville Photo Club

The Sackville Photo Club took on a Mentoring program this year, something that I have taken part in by being a mentor.  It was a lot of fun teaching external flash techniques and I hope that people were able to get a lot out of it. 

I decided to take a break from mentoring to actually be mentored, since Glenn Euloth was going to be mentoring street photographers.  If anything, it was going to be a chance for me to get out and take some photos on the street.  

Our first trip out and I actually pointed my camera at people.  It happened very organically, and I wasn't overly nervous or wary with my camera.  I think it may have to do with having an excuse or reason to shoot people, but the thought of people's reactions didn't bother me.  It may also have to do with being in a group!

The gear used on this walk was very minimal.  I took along my 5D and a 50mm lens.  That was it.  The constraints were actually helpful in making me think about framing, lighting and composition.  I processed the photos with Aperture and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

The cigar smoker is a point of interest, but check out the guy waiting to cross the street.  The expression on his face gets me every time.