People Watching at the Zoo
Nell and I spent some time last Saturday at the zoo with some of our grown kids and four grandchildren. The zoo animals were all pretty cool, but I also found myself snapping quick shots of groups of people and interesting individuals. I took several shots of the man on the left above, and the image on the right is a composite sketch taken from several quick “people shots”.
The young lady below, just for the record, wasn’t goofing off at all, but I did catch her leaning forward on her cash register at one of the vending booths. I walked over, gave her a business card, and asked her to resume this pose. She was reluctant and embarrassed at first, but ended up being a good sport. This is a quick sketch taken from the snapshot:
Working from snapshots taken in public places is a great way to get people in natural positions. I do find that I’m a bit uneasy when I’m shooting photos of individuals and groups of total strangers, and there’s some comfort in having a stash of business cards handy in case someone askes what I’m doing.