Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
It has been a long time since I have been shooting in the streets with a flash and I have been enjoying it tremendously. I really like the surreal results that come from this type of street photography. No matter how many times I go out with my flash, I always seem to get excited about the photographic process and the results.
Whenever I visit a new country for street photography I give my flash a go just to see how people will react. To my surprise I have found out that most folk don’t really care about the flash. Some even give me the feeling that they accept flash street photography even more than non flash street photography. I think the reason for this is the upfront style of a flash shot that makes it a more honest action and that is how people see it. What I mean is there is nothing sneaky about a flash shot. It is direct and “in your face”. There is no doubt about what the street photographer is doing. Some people find it a little discouraging but most people seem to accept and even enjoy it. This gives me even more incentive to keep on trying this style of street photography and now I feel that I know enough to share my experiences with you.
If you would like to see how I use flash in street photography you can check out the following videos I have made that are focused around this type of street shooting:
Street Hunt No13 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No14 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No19 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
Street Hunt No20 – An off camera flash street photography video tutorial
By watching the videos above you can get a general idea of how much fun flash street photography is and how creative you can become if you know what to do. The results can be amazing! You no longer have to chase the light as you do during the day when shooting without a flash, because you can create your own light that can really look astounding.