That Magic Moment When the Camera Finds It’s Subject

Street photography is a sport as much as it is anything else. To walk around with a camera, photographing interesting people, places, and things opens ones eyes to the everyday world that surrounds us, a world in which we often ignore the obvious. The thrill of capturing a special moment in someones life and preserving it forever is hard to describe if you’ve never tried it.

Yesterday I was in Destin, walking around looking for something interesting to photograph and there’s no shortage of interesting subjects in Destin. I soon encountered a young lady named Miranda down by the harbor and a short conversation led to a quick 3 minute photo session. It’s really fun when you find someone who is not only very photogenic, but also comfortable in front of the lens.

The thing that I find really amazing about these three images is her eye contact with the lens. It’s very intimate, as if there’s nothing else in the world but her and the camera. That’s a very rare dance between the model and the camera that would even get a 10 from Len Goodman.

By the way, all of these images were shot over a period of 2-3 minutes in direct sunlight at 2:40 PM beside the harbor. I asked her to turn away from the sun and just let the wind work with her hair. I love the way the sun highlights her hair and I always love a windblown, natural look.

Until next time……..Peace and Love

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