NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Timothy Lunn exclusively for www.streethunters.net.
Craig Reilly from Street Photography International shares his background in street photography and offers advice for those struggling to compose a street shot.
Sombreness and Serenity
Three years ago, Craig Reilly was walking through Peckham Rye, London.
Before he co-founded Street Photography International, before was published in TimeOut, and before became an Olympus Ambassador, he was just an amateur photographer, hopping jobs, moving flats and growing desperately tired of his (very) occasional landscape photography.
Something had to change.
Out of the mist reared a tree. It spread its near-empty branches through the empty park, withered and stark. Beneath it cycled a man, barely visible beneath the branches.
Craig clicked the shutter.
This photo marked the start of his career in street photography, the first photograph that combined a human form with an urban landscape – and it was a fine example at that.