Mark Seymour is an amazing wedding photographer who had an interesting journey into street photography. (No spoiler alerts here. You’ll have to listen in to hear the story. 😜) Now, he also guides intimate street photography workshops around the world with Shoot the Street. His own street photography is stunning as you can see in the gallery below.
We talked about a number of subjects during our conversation, including Mark’s saying: “Show me the nose.” What street photography needs, in a word, is faces. Instead of taking uninteresting photos of people’s backs, Mark talked about why faces make for a much stronger image and how to achieve that kind of shot.
We also talked about how to be aware of your backdrop as you take street photos. Mark argues that the background is something that can make or break a photo. Instead of focusing solely on the decisive moment or people interacting (both of which are still important), as street photographers we should keep an eye on the background too if we want to make strong images.
There is so much to be learned from Mark. Tune in to this audio interview to learn from a seasoned teacher of the street photography genre.