Downtown Sacramento Street Photography | Part 1

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It looks like street photography is becoming a regular activity for me. I love the candidness of it all. To be honest though, taking pictures of random strangers still makes me feel really nervous, especially when I’m walking around with a DSLR and a 90mm macro lens. If you don’t know, the 90mm macro lens is really slender, long but super light weight. So when paired with a DSLR, my set up looks HUGE!

I would go, go, go THEN suddenly, I crouched super low to the ground and CLICK! The shutter would go off really loud so YES! It was pretty obvious when I was taking pictures. The zoom on the 90mm is excellent though because I can be somewhat far away and still be able to get the crop I wanted.

My goal for today was to capture the city feel, whatever that is.

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We started at 4:30PM. I thought there would be lots of people getting off work at this time but surprisingly, that is not the case. But it didn’t matter. The nice thing about street photography is that you take that you get and make the most out of it.by TwoTwentyPhotos.com

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This is probably one of my favorite captures from today. It reminds me of myself, always on the phone no matter where I go. I am very conscious of this nowadays and am trying to be better at it.
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This one of a man with a beautiful vase of purple flowers on his way home, probably preparing for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, is another favorite.
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Meeting over Happy Hour?
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After capturing this guy, I became a bit obsessed with capturing people on bikes. The focus on the 90mm is not that fast so challenge accepted!

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Pink Magnolias in full bloom in California State Capitol Park in Downtown Sacramento. Everyone walking by couldn’t help but snap a few photos of the beautiful flowers.
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Monday hustle: DONE!
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Saving the environment one person at a time: CHECK!
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Citizen Hotel Valet Parking Attendant hard at work. He seemed super friendly too.
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An honest day of work: DONE!
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Man in Suit on bike: CAPTURED!!!!
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Man in suit crossing a busy street: GOT IT!

I hope you enjoy the journey!
Until next time.
xoxo,

Tra

To see my wedding and portrait work, check out www.twotwentyphotosblog.com.

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