I would say for the most part, people pursuing street photography are extroverts. That means that they are wired for the outgoing interaction that is typically associated with street photography.
But what many people don’t realize is that some of the best and most famous street photographers were introverts.
I consider myself a borderline introvert and extrovert, which is then categorized as an ambivert. Since I show signs of both forms I feel extremely comfortable in certain situations and the complete opposite in others.
My love for street photography doesn’t get pushed aside due to my introversion. In fact, I utilize my own skills and knowledge of myself to improve on my street photography, and enjoy it.
While I was writing Go Wider with Panoramic Photography I was inspired by TED talks and personal experiences I had about being an introvert.
You see, I love street photography but I could never understand how photographers could randomly walk up to strangers and photograph them. So I taught myself a different approach, as an introvert. But I’m not just an introvert. I am with certain things, but not others. So I call myself an ambivert.
Somehow this was the easiest book for me to write. It could be that it’s because talking about being an introvert and ambivert is more natural. But it could be that I just enjoyed it the most. Who knows!
So I sat down and wrote about being an ambiverted photographer and eventually finished with my new ebook, Ambivert’s Guide to Street Photography.
In the Ambivert’s Guide to Street Photography you will learn how someone who is introverted or borderline extroverted (or an ambivert) can enjoy street photography without the uncomfortable interaction normally faced with street photography.
You will read about how I came to realization I was am ambivert, what type of equipment you could use for street photography, and techniques that I use when walking around.
You can download the eBook with or without my entire collection of Lightroom presets.