In The Ambivert’s Guide to Street Photography I talk about what it means to be an introvert, extrovert and ambivert. I also talk about strategies, techniques, and equipment for ambivert style street photography.
Today I wanted to share a quick tip on how to determine if a someone might be an introverted street photographer.
Look at that photograph. It’s a street photo I made in the SOHO area of New York City.
You’ll notice that the subject of the photo, the girl, is fairly small in the frame. She’s also off to the side.
One sign of an introverted street photographer is one where the frame is wide where the photographer was using a wide angle lens or stepped far back from the subject.
For this photograph, I was standing in the middle of the street, after making sure no cars were coming. I then framed it, so the subject was as you see her. I wanted her to be small in the photo, and the light and textures to be playing big roles in the photograph.
And although there is a lot happening in the photograph, she is still the main subject.
If you would like to learn more about approaching street photography as an introvert, check out my eBook.