Street photography courage in 5 steps

Standing on the armrest of the couch. Tim was photographing the next image for his instagram account. 18 Oktober 2018, Alkmaar, The Netherlands As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

Doing Street photography well takes courage. Step 1: prepare yourself. It takes courage to photograph on the street. When you are insecure about yourself, it can be tough to step out and shoot on the street although you can use your camera as a shield. You still have to be present. How to prepare yourself?… Continue reading Street photography courage in 5 steps

Table Dancing… Hoorn, The Netherlands

A mother and her daughter dancing on a table at home, Hoorn, The Netherlands

Table Dancing… Hoorn, The Netherlands

A Beach on Sunday… Camperduin, The Netherlands

Walking in a late afternoon sun on the beach. Daily Observations, Camperduin, The Netherlands

Rocket Man…. Hoorn, The Netherlands

Just after the start of 2018 this young man watched how his rocket arrows soar through the sky to ignite with a flash and a bloom of fireworks. 1-1-2018, Hoorn, The Netherlands

Happy New Year! May all your hopes and dreams, ideas and goals come to life. Rocket Man Just after the start of 2018 this young man watched how his rocket arrow soars through the sky to ignite with a flash and a bloom of fireworks.

Sweet Bakery… Hoorn, The Netherlands

It's the last day of the year. Fireworks shops sell out and the last groceries are being bought for New Year's Eve. The treat that everyone wants on the table is what is called in the Netherlands an 'Oliebol'. To get the last ones before they sell out people stand in line at the local stall in De Huesmolen Mall in Hoorn to buy their set of 'oliebollen' 31-12-2018, Hoorn, The Netherlands Het is de laatste dag van het jaar. De vuurwerkwinkels verkopen hun laatste vuurwerk, de laatste boodschappen voor de jaarwisseling worden gedaan. Maar de lekkernij die iedereen op tafel wil hebben is de oliebol. Om de laatste oliebollen te krijgen voordat ze uitverkocht zijn staan er lange rijen voor de 'Sweet Bakery' verkoopkraam in de Huesmolen. 31-12-2018, Hoorn, The Netherlands

Sweet Bakery It’s the last day of the year. Fireworks shops sell out and the last groceries are being bought for New Year’s Eve. The treat that everyone wants on the table is what is called in the Netherlands an ‘Oliebol’. To get the last ones before they sell out people stand in line at… Continue reading Sweet Bakery… Hoorn, The Netherlands

Sint Maarten… Hoorn, The Netherlands

11-11-2013, Hoorn, The Netherlands. Every year on 11 November children from the catholic parts of The Netherlands go and celebrate Sint Maarten. In the days prior to Sint Maarten they make a lampion at school and walk along the front door and hope that by singing songs they receive a treat. 11-11-2013, Hoorn, The Netherlands. Ieder jaar op 11 November wordt er door de kinderen uit de katholieke delen van Nederland sint maarten gevierd. Op school maken ze dan een lampion en ze lopen langs de deuren. Ze hopen dan door sint maarten liedjes te zingen dat ze snoepjes krijgen. As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

Sint Maarten Every year in 11 November children from the christian parts of The Netherlands celebrate Sint Maarten. In the days prior to 11 November the children make a lampion at school and walk along the front doors of the neighboring houses to sing songs and receive a treat. Sint Maarten originates from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Martin%27s_Day

The perfect picture… Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

Standing on the armrest of the couch. Tim was photographing the next image for his instagram account. 18 Oktober 2018, Alkmaar, The Netherlands As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

The perfect picture Imagine, you are hooked on new clothing. And you work in one of the hottest clothing stores in Alkmaar. And the delivery man delivers a box with new sweaters. What do you do? You have to try them on and make an Instagram photo. Standing on the armrest of the shop couch,… Continue reading The perfect picture… Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in June a boy was disconnected from reality and totally absorbed by his smartphone. 16-6-2018, Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality... Amsterdam, The Netherlands - As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality It is the age of the smartphone; the internet is our new life, our social network. Just a few years ago we would buy a magazine, or a newspaper to read while we waited. Or make a chat with the person next to you. But we live our lives… Continue reading Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality.

Man with the white glasses #4… Opmeer, The Netherlands

Walking around on the annual country fair (de landbouwtentoonstelling) in Opmeer this man received a hat from the Rabobank, A main local bank. and wore white sunglasses. 6-8-2018, Man with the white glasses #4, Opmeer, The Netherlands. As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

The man with the white sunglasses #4 Every year at the beginning of summer farmers and their families in rural North-Holland gather in Opmeer to celebrate the summer. The annual country fair (de landbouwtenstoonstelling). People gather round to meet farmers, Enjoy the horse shows and see the animals. Walking around I came across this man.… Continue reading Man with the white glasses #4… Opmeer, The Netherlands

The Pilgrim… Tuscany, Italy

The Pilgrim... walking the Via Francigena to Bagni San Filippo in Tuscany, Italy. Daily Observations by Guillaume Groen. As we street photographers roam the streets, observing and recording the fleeting moments that we encounter. Those Daily Observations go into photo books or as fine-prints on the wall as Street Photography grows as a profession and a medium.

The Pilgrim All roads lead to Rome. In a way this is true. Through the ages, every road that was built in Europe would end up on the doorstep of the ceasars and the popes in Rome. We now have a European high-speed motorway that brings you quick to every corner of Europe. But the ancient pilgrim routes… Continue reading The Pilgrim… Tuscany, Italy