Capturing Gesture

Waving Boy
1/640 sec | f/7.1 | ISO 1600 | 100 mm

As I have written many times on this blog, capturing gesture is what makes a street photograph. Like the wave of this boy standing next to a Coke machine in a village in Jordan. I was photographing him out of a moving bus – hence the slightly degraded image quality, because of me shooting at an angle through the bus window.

I was shooting in P-Mode with the ISO set to 1600. This, during daylight, gave me fast enough shutter speeds to shoot street scenes out of a moving bus, using my Oly OM-D E-M1X and the 12-100 F/4 Pro Zoom. The image is a 50% crop, RAW processed in Lightroom Classic.

The kiddo saw me taking a snap at him and waved back with a friendly smile.

Why he then stuck out his tongue at someone to the front of the bus just a second later will remain a secret. The stories of the street 🙂

Boy sticking out the tongue
1/1000 sec | f/9 | ISO 1600 | 100 mm

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Wish you a great Sunday!


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Street Photography Quick Tip 8 – Capturing Gesture

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Street Photography Quick Tip 4 – Shoot out of a moving car or bus

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  1. Hi Marcus. Totally agree that a photo comes alive if there is an action. I took a photo from the train of a boy and his Grandmother waving at the passing trains. That to me says little boy. I took several shots of a younger boy playing with the water jets in Nice. However, not sure if they will make it into the blog. Cheers. Hope your weekend is going well. Allan

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