The Photowalk this saturday was good! The walk was on the same region of last year’s but on the urban side. Last year we mostly walked in the Englisch Garten, the big park in the center of Munich and this time we went to “the other side”. I would have done it one hour sooner, from 15:00 to 18:00, since after 18:30 there was no light anymore.
It was good to see people I met last year, like Lars Clausen and Ingo Leitner and too bad I could not meet more people. I spoke to some, but I have a terrible problem getting people’s names. I’m trying to keep in contact with walkers through the WWPW web page. Unfortunately also the group was quite large, so the organizers didn’t prepared the “after walk” meeting, but we “defied” it and got to a restaurant anyway! 🙂
The bad part was my sadness and embarrassment for having stressed a piano player that was playing in Odeonsplatz. I really got hypnotized by the reflections on the piano, trying lots of stuff, and playing with settings and I was getting the “full blown” of the piano sound and could not here when he asked me to stop shooting. Also didn’t have any coins with me. It was the first time that happened and as Jay Maisel says “I don’t want to ruin anyone’s day”. So if the piano player reads that I apologize.
1- Don’t chimp with the camera when shooting people on the street. Go, shoot and leave.
2- Have coins with you. You get something (shots) you give something (money).
4- Pay attention to the people involved!
Apart from that, it was a nice afternoon. The remark goes to the variety of equipments, from the newest Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 to iPhones. Actually the largest contrast was the professional wedding photographer Ingo Leiner, that could not stop home to get a camera an walked with his iPhone and Andreas Hauf, amateur photographer, walking around with a huge troller of equipment (that would make many professionals envious) because “you never know what you’re gonna need”.
Already preparing for next year’s!