I saw this man on a bench in the shopping centre yesterday and did my best in the low light. It was an exercise in patience to stand there waiting for both the shoppers to stop walking past and for the man to look to his left as shown.
The above was taken with my Canon dSLR held low and aimed and focused by luck. It’s moments like this that I wish I had our Sony DSC F707 camera with its handy (and sneaky) tilt body with me. It’s older, has fewer megapixels, and is still a bit bulky, but it’s the best way to grab candid shots like this one I shot on the London Underground.
I’m attempting to learn more about shooting with available light as well as the very basics of photography (like shutter speeds, apertures, f-stops, etc.) since I now have the proper tool for all that. I took a basics class when I was in art school ages ago, but that information space in my brain has since been replaced with more important things like commercial jingles, the lyrics to “I’m Too Sexy,” and how to make convincing piggy noises without opening my mouth. The combination of these skills is deadly cool at a party but does nothing for advancing my photography skills. I’ll have to give one or two of them up to soak in new info and I can tell you with certainty that it won’t be my ability to speak swine. 😉