Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

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Stylish in Shibuya

I’m lazy technically when it comes to photography. Part of the problem is that I have two sets of glasses and never seem to be wearing the right pair when I want to take a photo quickly. Which is frustrating because my muse is most certainly ordinary people, and for this reason the photography that I most enjoy is street photography, which requires spontaneity.

These lovely chaps cheekily photo-bombed me as I was taking photos down this street in Tokyo and then happily agreed to pose. Of course, my camera was on the wrong settings.

The other people-inspired form of photography that I love is portraiture, but I don’t get much time to do it these days. My good friend Kim is always a wonderful subject.

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For incredibly beautiful and technically perfect portrait photography, see Joshi Daniel’s blog.

For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

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23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

  1. Very sporting trio of random people posing for you in Japan. Look at those smiling faces 😀 Lovely candid photo actually – I wouldn’t have thought you had the camera on the wrong settings at all. I find people on the streets hardest to photo. Funny feeling when they catch me pointing the camera at them 😀

    • They were good sports, Mabel. I tend to ask people in the street if I can take their photo, and have not been refused yet. If they are further away, I won’t ask, but if they caught me and objected, I would agree to delete the photo, even though one is not obliged to (in Australia, anyway).

  2. Hi BB. I admire your love of street photography and courage to capture people on the street! I am camera-shy–in terms of taking candid shots of people, but I’m trying to overcome it! I love your portrait of your friend. Gorgeous lighting.

  3. It’s great when our “subjects” cooperate. I’m a point and shoot photographer ~ who, at times, gets a cool shot!

    I like that top shot . . . a lot.

  4. Oh…I know that feeling of not having the “right” stuff with you for a photograph…I always have the wrong lens with me or the wrong camera…I think our Muses are teasing us. 🙂

  5. Check out those shoes in that top shot – what cool dudes they are! 😀

    I would love to do street photography, but there are very few street around where I live. Next time I go to the city, I’ll follow your lead 🙂

  6. I know what you mean about the glasses! I have two pairs of glasses two (well more if you include prescription sunglasses) and am forever changing them. I love both of your photos 😊

    • Thanks, Gabe. It’s the one thing that I really hate about getting older – the eye thing. I was told a long time ago that I wasn’t a candidate for contacts, but apparently there is new technology that changes this, so I should investigate it. My husband wears a contact for reading in one eye, and one for long distance in the other, which is ideal (apparently the brain adapts).

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