#snapaphoto April Photo Challenge: Week 3

Candid shots of strangers. That was Week 3’s challenge. I had high hopes for my photo. I wanted a shot with a lot of character and emotion but it’s pretty dang hard when you don’t want to shove a camera in someone’s face. When I take my film portraits, I’m SO close to my client’s faces. Awkwardly close. I also waited until it was too cold to finally take my shots. Everyone was bundled up and walking quickly to their destination. I mostly felt like a stalker. I ended up taking my chosen shot while eating at Betty’s (a local Columbus restaurant). I’m always intrigued by people who eat by themselves. I’m not saying it’s weird…but I always admire them (unless they look sad and then I want to invite them to eat with me).

How did your experience go? How did you approach it? What surprised you? Did this week’s challenge make you look forward to or dread this week’s challenge?

If you’re just joining the fun, you can take a look at Week 1 and Week 2 of the challenge. Even if you haven’t submitted yet, feel free to send in your portrait for Week 4 here. All entries are due on Sunday, April 29th by 8pm EST. Good luck approaching your stranger of choice!

April 24, 2012