Photographing strangers on the streets of La Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Blowing Bubbles

I often say that if your photos are not good enough is because you’re not close enough. Of course, not everyone can get this close to a total stranger. One more thing to keep in mind is to have enough context to tell a story. Street photography or rather social documentary photography is all about story telling. Sometimes you can get away with a blurry background, sometimes you don’t. In my opinion, the picture blowing bubbles lady is benefited by having an out of focus background. What do you think?

For additional tips on photographing strangers, take a tour through the Antigua Photo Walks category. Enjoy!

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