Night Street Photography - Soho
A few weeks back I slung my camera over my shoulder and hit the streets after dark to test out a new 50mm 1.4 Canon lens.
Just around the corner from my house I spotted a busy hair salon - unusual in that it was a hive of activity when most businesses had long since shut up shop for the evening.
On a bitterly cold night and through the steamed up windows I could make out a customer draped in a bright pink jacket with long blondish hair admiring her new style in the mirror.
I knew I wanted to take the picture but I was anxious about being noticed. I did get a shot or two but perched behind a bus stop - getting two sheets of glass between me and my subject. It was an attempt at an interesting shot - I recognised I just needed to be braver.
This is a problem I have struggled with when it comes to street photography- staying too far in the background & not getting in close to the action. Each time I lift my camera to look through the viewfinder, I worry about being interrogated my passers-by.