Grab a hot drink, sit back, and watch some street photography from the perspective of the photographer, in a blizzard in Chicago.
This first-person style video has become a bit of a trend with street photographers, and unlike most trends on YouTube, I love this one. There's something soothing about cities when you're watching somebody else walk through them. If you add in a blizzard and night time, you've got the makings of an enjoyable watch!
Pierre T. Lambert has created a few of these videos now and they really give you a sense of what street photographers look for. When I'm walking through cities with my camera, I'll typically look out for lights, unusual situations, and action. Lambert appears to do exactly the same as he snaps back-lit figures, shop lights, and movement. The blizzard adds a haunting, post-apocalyptic feel to the scene and that atmosphere comes across in the final images.
I've never thought to fix a GoPro to my body when shooting but every time I see one of these videos I think it might be fun to watch back. That said, you have to use live view rather than your viewfinder which I am not a fan of!
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