My first walk

It was time to dis­cov­er the Nikon D3300 and both its kit lens­es. Even more impor­tant than that, I had to find out if I have what it takes to do street pho­tog­ra­phy. After all, I can sym­pa­thize with peo­ple that might feel uncom­fort­able with some­one tak­ing pho­tographs of theirs in the street. Nowadays peo­ple are too sus­pi­cious and I believe it is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the pho­tog­ra­pher to make them trust the per­son behind the cam­era.

As expect­ed, my first walk was a dis­as­ter. I walked around the neigh­bor­hood and went to the most tra­di­tion­al flea mar­ket in Lisbon, Feira da Ladra. I had dif­fi­cul­ties get­ting used to the auto-focus and even more dif­fi­cul­ties deal­ing with peo­ple too close to me. The good thing is that it cer­tain­ly was a great learn­ing expe­ri­ence and, even in spite of some dis­com­fort, I felt like fish in the water.

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