I have been fascinated with Occupy London protesters camping site and the amazing opportunities it provides for photographers. Also, I have been able to find and capture so many variations of images each representing it's own message and unique in subject.
This has made me realise that no matter how small or large scale the subject is, there are a million opportunities to capture a subject in many different ways. I tired different angles and positions to do my best to capture each image. And that has helped me to build my confidence to venture into crowds and get the best shots.
I do hope, photographers who get bored quickly of any subject without giving much thought, especially new photographers, realise this opportunity and make an effort to think different to utilise all possible ways to capture the unique shots.
Hey Gavril, I hope you are able to, one day soon, to get some good shots of Occupy SF. I have encountered some homeless people in London, but I think they joined with solidarity rather than just wander around. Apart from getting good shots, I am helping them through my photos and giving them the exposure they need. After all, they are fighting for people like you and me :)
Thank you Claudio, I am going again this weekend and hope to capture some more good shots. As the weather gets cold, I wonder how different the situation would be on the ground. You have a very nice portfolio and good luck.
Last Saturday I was in San Francisco for a day, and went to see the Occupy SF people that were camping in front of the Federal Reserve building on Market Street. I also am/was fascinated by the subject. But the campers did not seem like the people I wanted to meet. SF is full of homeless people, every day, it is probably due to the mild climate and the permissiveness of the authorities which is fine with me. Maybe I was in a wrong day or at a wrong time but the occupiers seemed to me the very same homeless one encounters all over the place. I was very sorry to see this. And I did not take any picture as I hate to intrude and take advantage of peoples misery.
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