Street photography in colour is so different from shooting in b&w. You really have to change the way you see. What looks good in b&w rarely looks good in colour and vice-versa.
I chose to shoot with colour negative film as it has more latitude than transparencies and the developing costs are much lower. I find colour tough enough and using film is going to be even more challenging. But I am really excited by the idea of starting to see in colour as my mind was stagnating shooting b&w and I needed to recharge my emotions and vision on the streets. I feel like a beginner again 🙂
I found it difficult to concentrate on composition, content and colour (3 C’s!) when shooting. I would often find myself concentrating on composition and content (like b&w) and would have to remind myself to look for colour at which point i would focus on colours and forget about the other two C’s. Will take time for all three to come together in my mind seamlessly.
I used Fuji Superia 800 and Kodak Porta NC 400 and scanned the negatives. Scanning colour film is very tricky as colour negative film has an orange caste which translates into a bluish/greenish cast when scanned into positives. So even the whole colour correction thing is a learning process.
These are my first attempt and I have edited loosely as I am hoping for some helpful feedback/suggestions/tips. My colour street photography journey has just begun and I think it is going to be a long and challenging and often frustrating one. But I am having so much fun again!
And I will continue to shoot b&w as well to keep that side of me alive:)
The icing was the pair of pants hanging in the top right corner???
A new-look Cross Maidan
If the hat fits…
For these kids the school bus will only provide some shade
Can always use an extra hand
Crossing the street is a test of patience in parts of the city
Too young to ride
Not sure if the standing guy adds to the image or ruins it by partly blocking one of the 2 guys in the background
I am trying to understand how light works with colour
King of the castle
The license plate on the hand cart drew my attention
Wish I had caught just a bit more of her face
I guess someone has to clean them
We’d be so lost without our phones
All the elements came together in this image
Loved his hair
The upper floor on these huts are very pricey and some offer spectacular sea views!
Don’t hang the messenger
It was cold enough to warrant a blanket the last few days in Mumbai