Street Photography in Fort Wayne

If you look at my last post, I wrote about going out all weekend without any kind of plan. This weekend was different as I’ve been wanting to work on my street photography, so the goal….street. I only just started doing street photography less than 6 months ago, but I love it. Problem with that is, I love it but I’m still not really comfortable shooting people it still intimidates me but the more I go out, the more I chip away at that particular insecurity of mine.

Street photography in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana can be a bit of a challenge as there’s only a handful of blocks in the downtown area that stays somewhat busy. This does provide more of a challenge to find different scenes, the good thing is you can typically come up with several completely different images from the same location. But the name of the game in a smaller city with less of a spacious downtown area is patience, find a scene you like and wait for someone to walk in to that scene. 

I’ve really been drawn to the high contrast images in the street photography genre, something about the shadows that fall into black bring a different mood to an image. When I have those photography walks with no plan and I’m out there shooting lights and shadows, I’m also looking out for different places where I can make a high contrast images. Some of the images I take during these walks are reference photo’s that I can keep in the back of my head to use to further learning street photography.

I took my XF50mm f/2 out for the weekend, it gives me enough reach to let me catch scenes but allows me to stay a bit further away and reinforces my insecurities about shooting people. I do have to say, after having used the XF50mm for several months in several different ways, I am ecstatic about this lens. 

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Fujifilm X-T30

Fujinon XF50mmF2 R WR Lens