Who hasn’t faced the challenge of shooting street images in a small town? I think most of us have experienced it at one time or another. Here’s some common challenges we hear about pretty regularly:
- It’s easy to feel like there isn’t enough subject material around – people, places you name it, there’s less.
- It is much harder to take a discreet shot in less populated areas where tourists aren’t regular visitors.
- When you know a small town well, it’s easy to lose a “fresh” point of view, which can be an inspiration killer.
Fortunately for us, this month’s featured photographer is Lana Bobkova, a small town shooter with an eye for capturing unique shots even in familiar places filled with familiar faces. When Lana heads out to shoot, she says, “I’m just walking. I’m looking for stories.” During our interview, she described in more detail how it is she can continue to find inspiration and new scenes on streets she’s walked countless times. If you are a small town shooter, her perspective can provide you with some much needed inspiration.
In addition, Lana had some interesting thoughts about what women add to the world of street photography. Get ready to hear why a variety of backgrounds and perspectives is of great benefit within the street photography community.
Listen in by clicking on the audio player below for more of Lana’s insights into her town, her images, and her techniques. As long as we keep listening to one another, we’ll all keep learning and improving in our own unique ways.
A Selection of Lana’s Images
- Nikon D5300
Nikon 35mm Lens