On a beautiful spring day, I took my camera out to explore the oldest street in Quebec City—Rue du Petit-Champlain. I was walking along the historic street when I came upon two women taking a break from their work in a jewelry shop. This narrow street was filled with many shops so I waited for the crowds to walk by to get space in my frame. Once the crowd waned, I asked one of the women if I could include her in my picture.
Photo tips: I used a wide lens to show the depth of the street and to capture the beautiful colors of the yellow shutters and the woman’s fabulous attire. Remember:
1. Don’t be afraid to ask to take someone’s photo, but hang around long enough so that they eventually become comfortable around the camera. (The silent shutter setting helps tremendously.)
2. Simplify the frame to accentuate architectural details and space.
3. Think about color. In this photo, her wardrobe matched perfectly with the red and the yellow streetscape. It not only describes the place, but it helps to have a local in the shot to give the photo more authenticity.