Street Photography: Woman Playing Catch

Many masters of photography have taken memorable images of people on the street. One of the best was Henri Cartier- Bresson, who coined the term “the decisive moment.” When taking a good shot on the street, you often have only a split second to capture an interesting image.

Street photography is about taking informal, unposed, spontaneous images of people in public places within an interesting setting or backdrop, whether on the street or beach or library.

The  photographs of people are unposed and spontaneous. The people are unaware that you are taking their photograph. Otherwise the photo is an environmental portrait, because the subject is aware that a photo is being taken. This shot was captured with a wide-angle and converted to black and white in Lightroom. Taken at the Beaches in Toronto.

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