Exercise-An organised Event.
For my second day in London I set off to capture two organised events. I wanted to be able to capture people who would be at their ease and hopefully not to bothered about having their images taken. It was freezing so after wrapping up warm I set out to capture my shots.
The first organised event was a book fair. Here I thought that the most important thing would be trying to capture people looking through the books and selecting them.
I was sure that there would be some interesting people.
I was waiting to take an image of the very smart guy in the hat when I saw the lady in the black and yellow coat. What a contrast, so I adjusted the DOF and kept him in the background. Both of them are also looking at the books.
This is the image that I waited the longest time for. Shallow DOF so the man stood out, a row of books for sale and I wanted an interesting person in the background. The guy with the flat cap was what I wanted.
This was an interesting image to capture as I liked the way that the lady was dressed and standing as she looked through the books that were on sale. The rows and rows of books stand out against her grey coat and here black shoes contrast well against the floor.
Again I liked this image as it also showed the books on sale. There is a look of concentration in the ladies face and again there are interesting people in the back ground. However due to the shallow DOF they are out of focus so that they do not distract the viewer.
The second event I went to see was a food market. I had checked on the website the previous week and it said there would be a number of stalls selling all type of food and drink. It also said that it gets very busy. I hoped that this meant that there would be a lot of people there.
A general opening shot showing a stall , the food and the three christmas decorations. I think that you should be able to work out, from this image alone, that this is a christmas food fair.
I liked this french truck, the colour is bold and the Citroen markings on the front stand out well. It gives an indication that french food is available. Further stalls in the back ground and the guy with the cup also show this.
I liked the way that the people are sat on the steps eating their lunch.
They appear to be from different back grounds and each of them is eating food from a different type of container. To me this indicated that they had purchased food from different stalls.
Another small truck selling coffee and cakes.
I really liked the silver items in the centre of the image.
I chose this image as a close up of the guys apron, showing that indian food was available. I know that the apron is dirty, and some may say that it would look better in pristine condition, but I think it shows that he is busy and selling a lot of foo. This is a good sign for the customers.
After I posted this image I thought that I should have added a bit more of the cooking pot.
This final shot of the day was taken in the centre of the area where as you can see people were sitting down eating.
I had to wait for the bench to be full and for most of the people to be either eating or drinking.
Well these were the two public events that I covered. I took a lot of images and it was great fun., Trying to capture people doing what I wanted them to do took time. But it was important that I got the right images to get over to the viewers what I wanted the images to portray.
People NOT eating at a food fair and people NOT looking at books at a book sale would be rather difficult images to sell to a customer.