I decided to devote this weekend to a mixture of shutter speed experiments as well as a recce for the ‘Decisive moment’. I initially learnt two things:
- Catching drips is much harder than I imagined even with the added xanthan gum.
- Decisive moments are hard to happen across.
I had planned to visit Spitalfields and Brick Lane but a change in plan took me to Camden Lock at lunchtime on a Sunday! It was wall to wall with people and when I did spot an opportunity my view was blocked within fractions of a second. I continued to take some shots but mostly decided to continue experimenting with shutter speeds. I then took myself back into the west-end where a few opportunities did present themselves however the rain hindered me slightly by this time, but it is at least a starting point.
I did however learn something valuable, My favourite shutter speed on the street for capturing everyday moments and people is 1/250 so I will save that to memory. I also found that drips were a little better to catch between 1/60 and 1/100 but I still need to work on getting my lens to focus on them correctly.
A few of the images I managed to capture lend themselves to the narrative style of the decisive moment I was hoping to explore so I will look at how to present them to get the best out of them.