Over Thanksgiving break, I met fellow documentary wedding photography friend, Kevin Mullins to do some New York City street photography. He did his first U.S. based street photojournalism workshop there in New York City that week. After meeting him in England last year, I thought it would be fun to hang out again. I was Upstate visiting family as it was, so it worked out well.

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

There was really a great group for Kevin’s workshop and I suspect some will be long term friends. We all love Fujifilm mirrorless photography and of course street photography. I’m usually an all manual shooter, but lately for out and about photos like street photography, I shoot large JPG and sometimes use AV mode and play with spot metering which provides great flexibility and in camera control. Which trusting your camera is great, as long as it knows what you want it to do.

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

New York City street photography

What I love about street photography-

Especially in a city like New York, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. The moment comes to you, if you watch for it. The beauty of street photography is capturing a day in the life, the energy and mood of the city, and people being people. In it’s natural state. All while blending in with the environment. If I walked up to these people and said, I’m taking your picture, or asked them to pose for the picture, the mood would change. They’d also think it’s weird. The beauty of light. The mood and energy of the city and it’s people. That’s what it means to me.

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New York City street photography

New York City street photography

Does street photography translate to wedding photography? –

You bet it does. For me anyhow. The style of storytelling I use as a documentary / photojournalist wedding photographer stems from street photography. As well as the discreet approach I use when documenting a couple’s wedding day. Successful street photography requires patience, observing, and being able to think on the fly. Much like wedding photography. I hope you’ve enjoyed this batch of New York City street photography.

street photography NYC

street photography NYC

street photography NYC

street photography

street photography NYC

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