After four days of seeing the sights in Manhattan, I decided to cast my net wider and caught the East River Ferry to Brooklyn. It didn't take long for my fondness of this area to grow—its architecture, style, pace of life and welcoming vibe made it easy. I soon put the camera up to my eye and began to document the scenes that stood out to me the most.
This post looks into just some of the lessons that street photography inevitably teaches you whilst you're out on the street. Lessons that could ultimately benefit other areas of your life. Whatever your definition of street and whatever your definition of a good street picture might be, the way it affects and impacts those that choose to shoot it is universal. And so we should celebrate the lessons that this art form gives us over and over again. Read on for those that I have picked up on, and see if any resonate.
With a camera slung over my shoulder, I hit the streets of Lisbon one January morning to see what I might discover. In this article I detail the things that stood out to me the most that day. And as I went on to discover, it wasn't the famous sites or the top visited attractions that yearned for my attention the most - It was the simple rhythm of life taking part on Lisbon's hidden back streets, telling a story at every corner.