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Planning a street photography project

This week’s blog post has a slightly different format. I have used the tool being explained to derive an actual project. I would like you readers to do the same. So reach for a piece of paper and pencil or open our shared spreadsheet and our handy document that contains everything you need when Planning a personal Photography project and lets head on in.

Planning a Personal Photography Project.

Make it personal

I’ve seen this header on a number of sites and never really tried to comprehend it. SO I begin at the beginning in trying to find out what is personal;

Who am I as defined by my actions

  • I have a daughter
  • I am an animator
  • I have worked in hospitality for 24yrs
  • I paint
  • I sculpt
  • I am an absent father
  • I lodge at a friends house
  • I enjoy red wine/burgers/smoking/coffee
  • I don’t drive although I can
  • I never listen to music
  • I’m single
  • I’m date-lexic ( this is a made up term which I use to excuse myself from never being able to remember birthdays, meetings and other anniversaries of time )

Big Pig

Introduction

Our busy lives eat up much of our precious time. Our jobs, families, school, homes and so on are hungry for our precious minutes. Carving out chunks of time for our passion, Street Photography, is necessary. For me, and I’m sure this holds true for almost every one of you, this has to be done. It gives us balance in our lives. It rejuvenates us, just like any other hobby or recreational activity would. For some, it’s what keeps us from becoming drones. From being mindless zombies that are slaves to the grind. I can definitely testify to that.

If you’re like me, the only available time to get lost in shooting is on the weekends. That’s especially true during this time of year here in the Northeast United States Of America. The days are terribly short and the nights tend to be too cold. That being said, by the time a weekend is over, I’m already planning for the next weekend. I start thinking of a plan of attack before Monday even hits. A Street Hunt (a.k.a. Street Photowalk), for me, is rarely just a grab and go venture. I usually know in advance when I’ll be able to steal a few hours to go shoot and I can plan accordingly. So, let me share how I prepare for a Street Hunt.