Last night, I attended Nuit Blanche for two reasons. The first was to attend the event because I have never been. The second was to practice taking street style photographs which didn’t turn out as well as planned.
I’ve been reading about how street style photographers approach the task of actually taking photographs. The most common theme that arose is that street style photographing can’t really be taught. It’s a craft that you learn in the practice of doing. I saw several people with great style but Nuit Blanche is definitely not the right time to approach people. It’s very difficult and awkward to approach someone in a giant throng of people marching down Queen Street West. I think it’s best to photograph people at fashion-related events for several reasons. The first being that they will be expecting street style photographers to be around and will be more willing to be photographed. Fashion-related events will also attract people who will be familiar with some of the blogs I will be researching. This was my original plan all along so it looks like I’m sticking to it. There are several fashion-related events in October so hopefully those will yield some good results.