So…Confession…I’m really drawn to black and white street photography.  I admire those who are brave enough to snap photos of complete strangers in the streets.

I would like to give this genre of photography a try.  But, I’m hesitant.  I worry that someone may react negatively to being photographed by a stranger.  I know this fear is common among novice street photographers.  I am working on overcoming this fear by carrying my Canon point and shoot camera during walks with my wife and our dog, Katie.

I live in a small town, foot traffic is light, so subjects are few and far between.  But, I’m on the lookout for opportunities, quick to capture something or someone of interest in my lens.

Below are a few photos that were taken this week, during our walks with Katie.

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The library seems to be a popular spot.
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Our old girl Katie as she s-l-o-w-l-y makes her way down the street.  I liked the split between her and her reflection in the shop window.
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A man takes advantage of the spring weather and perhaps the library’s wifi.

I hope you enjoyed this little selection of photos. I hope to begin posting more photography again. However, I will not let dust gather on my pens or pencils. I plan to maintain my drawing habit and keep posting artwork.

Have a great weekend! – Mike

11 comments

  1. Streets are fun spaces Mike…just keep on going and taking your dog is always a fun way to interact with others humans…well perhaps that’s on a wait time now but you know this will end and we will move forward🐶☺️🙋‍♀️ stay healthy and happy have a creative day ~ smiles Hedy

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  2. Great shots, I especially love the one with the dog! 😄 I had the same fear in uni when I had photograph a very busy downtown area. It also didn’t help that one of my shots was in a very narrow alley with people taking a smoke break and looking at me like a criminal. lol.

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