I don’t have great mental health which is why i find it difficult to take posed photos in public. I don’t think that enough people understand the courage it takes for someone with a bad mental health state to do well anything in public. I try and stay away from groups of people when i can which means that i go to quiet places to take my photos.
I search for local places so that i don’t have to travel too far but, places out of the way like quiet streets or beaches, otherwise i find it quite intimidating to set up all my equipment. I’m not a professional photographer but, i do love photography and buying the accessories to take better quality images, which means that i have overall accumulated a fair few number of props and equipment.
So i plan in advanced where i want to go and what i want to bring, this suites me because, otherwise i end up thinking that everything possible will go wrong on the day. Generally i bring my camera, camera bag, a few different lenses and some filters to add depending on the colours. I like this generally as whenever someone goes past i do not have equipment all along the floor blocking the path.
I understand that not everyone has the option to do this and go somewhere quiet but, i guess when you live somewhere you understand the best places for something like this.
I love to take photos against a flat wall or sat on an object such as the images i took for this post in the shrubs and flowers where i can add the surroundings as a background. These give me the best images and can be different with each photograph. In the evening is when i usually leave, to try and get the sunset and the last sunlight, its also when i feel the surrounding come to life like the birds chirping or the restaurant atmosphere increases.
I hope everyone enjoyed this post!