Todays community project entitled 'Casual Walker' went off without a hitch. Six from the eight who registered attended which I thought was a fantastic turnout, especially since most photographers get a little bit shy when it comes to pushing their camera into a complete strangers direction.
I applaud everyone who came today and entered the street photography scene with good spirits. It turned out to be a rather dull afternoon in terms of lighting but the groups ability to innovate even under the most demanding conditions was inspiring. With the 'golden hour' light hidden by thick cloud cover everyone was a little down (and cold) but there were still plenty of interesting people to photograph as we walked up and down Queen St. with cameras at the ready.
We had participants using all sorts of equipment for this shoot. Personally I prefer the small lean and mean approach working with the FUJI X system, while others preferred working from a safe distance with the 300mm F2.8 prime. There was even a photography student who is currently working towards his diploma due for completion at the end of the year and he decided to take the Mamiya 645 medium format film camera for a spin..... RESPECT !!
This was a fairly informal project which required very little organizational input from our end. I hope it inspires you to make a date and get out and about with your camera and mates. All it takes is someone to step up and make the first move, the rest falls into place on its own. Put excuses aside and just do it!!
A couple of our behind the scenes shots are floating past below, I am really pleased with the active photography group these community projects has created. I hope it continues grow and more unfamiliar faces get amongst the mix.
See you next time!