Pigeons, Travel And Other Street Photography Tips

Pigeons, Travel And Other Street Photography Tips

 

Pigeons travel a lot. Motion triggers interest. Photographers look for interest.

Pigeons can be frightening at close range. Flit and fly, zoom and groom, munch and crunch, coo and, …, well, you know. Pigeon habits can be equally disconcerting. If you do not bring out the pigeon morsels, they pretty much keep to themselves which is a good thing. Polite even. An unnecessary scourge to the street walker but they can be invaluable to the street photographer. They can become your new best friend if you are looking for some action, motion, movement, reaction. Motion triggers interest. Where there is interest, there is street photography. Pigeons and travel go together.

Before you know it, you can become a little partial to pigeons too. Seeking them out, hanging out in parks,  watching for their telltale behaviour and telltale signature. Waterfronts, downtown, uptown, backstreets, main streets. If you do not bring out the seed packet those eagle eyed missiles pretty much keep to themselves, which is a good thing. Unless directly overhead.

Go low and head down, for best results.

Pigeons can be frightening at close range. Flit and fly, zoom and groom, munch and crunch, coo and, …, well, you know. Pigeon habits can be equally disconcerting.

Pigeons may be an unnecessary scourge of the street walker but they can be invaluable to the street photographer. They can become your new best friend if you are looking for some action, motion, movement, reaction. Motion triggers interest. Where there is interest, there is street photography. Pigeons and travel go together.

Before you know it, you can become a little partial to pigeons too. Seeking them out, hanging out in parks,  watching for their telltale behaviour and telltale signature. Waterfronts, downtown, uptown, backstreets, main streets. If you do not bring out the seed packet those eagle eyed missiles pretty much keep to themselves, which is a good thing. Unless directly overhead.

Gerard Petrus Fierot

For more on people and pigeon photography, see also:

 

Siberian Boys and Pesky Pigeons

La Paz Bolivia Street Secrets

Snowing In New York City

Street Photography in India

 

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Pigeons Check Out Porto Waterfront, Portugal                                  ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Pigeons Delhi Mosque, Jama Masjid, India                                         ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Pigeon Feed Mumbai, India                                                               ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Pigeons in Glasgow Princes Square                                                    ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Pigeons Hanging Out, New York City Financial District ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

 

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