Capturing Street Photos in Dusseldorf
With a trip already planned for Dusseldorf, I thought it would be a great opportunity to squeeze in some street photography while I was there. At the time of booking it felt like a great idea to stay an extra day to capture some street photos, however, following 2 days of drinking German beer, I was starting to wonder if it actually was. On the surface of things, street photography seems like it’s an easy task of just pointing your camera at interesting things. But in reality, it takes an immense amount of focus and concentration to plan your frames. As well as the confidence to capture moments and remain inconspicuous.
Exploring the City
Having already captured a project out in Berlin, I was quite excited at the prospect of being out in Germany again for some street photography. Especially with the currywurst and amazing weissbier on offer. Divided by the Rhine River, Dusseldorf proved to have a very mixed setting, with the Old Town on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. And although it was a good location for street photography the city is actually pretty quiet (on the Monday that I spent photographing) when compared to the likes of Berlin, so it took a lot more patients to have people walk into frames that I’d set up.
Camera Gear: Sony A7iii + Sony 35mm f2.8
For this collection, I decided to capture the photos using my Sony A7iii + Sony Sonnar 35mm f2.8. This was only the 2nd trip (at the time of writing this article) that I had decided to use this setup. After a really positive experience, I had capturing street photos at The London Barbican with the Sony A7iii I decided to leave my trusty Fuji X100F at home.
Our Street Photography Projects
As well as exploring the nuances of London, our Street photography has taken us to various places around the world. The intrigue of the unknown has given us the opportunity to capture photos in the most remote villages of Cambodia to the bustling city of Berlin.