Taken in the Bangrak district of Bangkok, my shot for this week’s photo challenge depicts the daily life of a local man selling lottery tickets. We saw lots of people selling these all around the city. I guess they just sit there all day and sell tickets, which must get boring pretty quickly! I never actually saw anybody buying one. His white mask really stood out for me so I decided to go for black and white.
Earlier in the week I’d made some pretty basic mistakes when trying some street photography for the first time. At the end of the day I had lots of blurry images and it was pretty frustrating. My problem was that the camera was selecting a low ISO automatically, which meant my shutter speed was around 1/60th of a second. Turns out this is way too slow for shooting on the move.
For this walk I bumped up the ISO manually so that I could get a faster shutter speed. This meant I could take non-blurry shots whilst walking without having to stop. Once I made this change it was much easier to get sharp images, and I had a much higher hit ratio while shooting from the hip. It was great fun!
Have you ever made a mistake that’s ruined a day of shooting? What did you do to fix it? Have you ever bought a lottery ticket in Bangkok?! I’d love to hear from you!
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