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Ready for the Moment


© Judith Farber

This shot in Central Park was created by being ready at a great location. With street photography, being quick on the shutter means the difference between shooting at that decisive moment that gets your heart pumping, to just being the observer of yet another passing scene. When finding an inspiring location, plan ahead. Have your camera setting ready to go, so when that perfect situation finds its way into your frame, you are prepared and ready. After shooting in this location numerous times, I′ve rarely seen people stand in the center of that circle, most avoid it and walk around. Being an area of energy you would think it would draw people in. But the opposite happens. It′s those unexpected baffling perplexities of the human condition that keep me inspired to photograph on the streets.


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