Good news! One of my photos was published again in the latest October 2012 Issue of Digital Camera Magazine, a popular leading monthly photography magazine! I submitted this shot taken at Singapore's bustling Orchard Road for the "Your Mission - Shoot a revealing street candid" category released for publication in this magazine issue. It was indeed a good chance to see it in print nationwide.
"Your Mission" is a monthly photography mission / theme released by the Digital Camera Magazine Editorial Team and the mission announced back in August 2012 - "Shoot a revealing street candid" - was to go out there and capture an arresting street candid. Street Candids are all about creating meaningful images of strangers in public without the subjects knowledge, or at least when they aren't looking directly into the lens.
Compositionally, several points of interest in the image are formed that relate back and forth, creating triangles that invite the viewer to imagine relationships and stories based on the dynamics of the scene you've captured. For instance, you might have a shot of several people passing each in a street, where each is looking at one of the others, but none are looking at each other. Or you might have a shot of a person that unknowningly has an interesting or ironic relationship with his environment.
Look long and hard enough, and an opportunity for a good street shot will emerge in any busy urban location, but you can make things a lot easier by targeting entertainment spectacles such as open-air festivals, shows or theatrical performances.
Special Thanks to the Editorial Team of Digital Camera Magazine for publishing my photo in this month's magazine cateogory theme relating to "Street Candids". You have really made my day! :-)
p/s: This photo was part of my blog post in May this year, titled "Street Performing Isn't a Living - It's a Way of Life". You may click onto the below URL to browse more photos: