People are the heart of a city. All too often when photographers travel they only point their cameras at the cityscapes, at the museums, at the scenic vistas. I do the same of course, but at the core of my photography is a deep love of shooting on the street. It provides me with the opportunity to observe life, to meet new people, and to learn about different cultures.
This post is part two of a three part series from my recent trip to Amsterdam:
- Part one – Photographing Amsterdam
- Part Two – Amsterdam street photography
- Part Three – Amsterdam at night
During my week in Amsterdam I rose early a couple of times to shoot sunrise images, and stayed out late every night to shoot through the blue hour. In between though I was always on the streets: Wandering, observing, interacting, and shooting. In part one of this series we spoke a lot about the city of Amsterdam, so for this post I’d just like to show you a selection of street images from the week. All of these images were shot with the remarkable Fuji X100t. I hope you like them, and that they give you a feel for the people in that wonderful city.
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Some of my fondest memories from this trip are making these photos. When you travel I highly recommend dedicating some time to wandering the streets. Put on a pair of headphones, listen to your favourite music or podcast, grab a camera, and purposely get lost in a city. Don’t have an agenda, don’t worry about the time, just take the day as it comes… it is so much better than rushing from one landmark to the next.
In the third part of this series I will be sharing a series of images taken in Amsterdam at night. To say that Amsterdam comes alive at night would be an understatement, and we had an amazing time photographing this beautiful city late into the evening.