11 Seconds/ Street Photography In Jaipur

Even though I have clicked pictures for some years, I find it difficult to project camera in the face of people. As a result, I avoid street photography in Jaipur and when I’m traveling. This is a downer since I’m well versed with great locations for people photography as well as street photography in Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the best places for the street photography in India.

Portraits and street photography involving clicking people is an art. You need to be subtle and tone down your presence otherwise the results aren’t too encouraging. In a bid to improve my photography skills, I have taken photo-walks in Jaipur. Check out other Photo-Walks in Jaipur

One of the weekends, I was out to capture people on the streets. From this collection, here are two monochrome shots.

I found people reading newspaper. I quickly framed them.


As I bent down to their eye level to capture them, the shutter noise distracted one of the men. He looked towards me startled with a blank face. I captured once again locking his expressions in this frame with a gap of just 11 seconds! The expression on his face was price-less!

What are your thoughts on these pictures? I would love to hear your street photography experiences.

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103 thoughts on “11 Seconds/ Street Photography In Jaipur

  1. Human faces are so fascinating and wonderful. This, to me, is the beauty of street photography. It shows the common human-ness of people all over the world. For that reason, I believe street photography serves a good purpose … or can. That said, I do not like to offend someone. I am usually sneaky about my picture-taking of people, clicking the picture from a distance and then cropping it closely. Sometimes I ask for permission if the situation is intimate, like I’m in their home or something. I love your shot of the men with the newspapers obscuring their faces. Very well done.

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    1. Monica, I agree with all that you wrote above. I street photography is about things on the street…as they exist. The moment you reveal your intention to capture, it ceases to be in its purest form. I generally smile and take an approval, if I find that person has hostile expressions, I move on. Thanks for appreciating, Monica. πŸ™‚

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  2. I think the latter is a great shot.Your split-second decision worked, Arvind…you caught his expression so well! I can almost hear him ask why you took that shot! Street photography is a niche that not many re well-versed with. Your captures speak a lot. Keep them coming, Arvind. Thank you for linking up with Natasha and me this week for #ww! Am looking forward to more such in the coming weeks. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Esha for appreciating and encouragement. Street photography is all about being able to capture at the right moment. Quite like fishing! I posted a few for WW but then stopped in between because I guess my readers didn’t liked it much. I was waiting for more appropriate subjects as I mentioned then. I will post as when I find something worthwhile. It’s always good to read your post and link it up as well. πŸ˜ƒ


    1. Nurul, street photography is an art. I have always maintained a distance but I guess we all need to tide over our boundaries. I’m happy to say that my experience has been good. If I feel the person is not comfortable in being framed, you will find many more. People are happy to be your subject, provided you smile and have good body language. People will respond positively. At times, I take explicit permission too. It’s all subjective. Try it in the area you are comfortable with; I’m sure you will love it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here, Nurul πŸ™‚

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    1. I haven’t encountered many such instances. I haven’t been into it for a long time, I generally, avoid clicking people. At few instances, people have shown disinterest. In such cases, I respect their choice. It’s not risky, at all. people here are okay at being clicked, unlike west where people behave differently.

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  3. Hi Arvind,
    Where is the like button? πŸ™‚
    What a naturally idyllic capture this one. Loved it. So glad you linked up with us at #WordlessWednesday. Looking forward to more of your brilliant snapshots from life.

    Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! I have posted for WW earlier as well but somehow it didn’t click well. I’m hoping I will be able to find something interesting to post again.

      Thanks for appreciating, Natasha. πŸ™‚

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  4. What a shot, Arv. He does look intrigued at what you are doing, taking his photo. He probably doesn’t get many people taking his photo – and every one probably reads newspapers on the street side in Jaipur πŸ™‚

    I too don’t do street photography that much. A lot of the time I feel too shy to capture someone’s face and don’t want to offend them if they don’t want their photo taken. But so far so good πŸ™‚

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    1. Mabel, on this particular street people aren’t used to being clicked but they are on others​ because there are many tourists. I guess we all have this concern of not stepping into someone’s personal zone. Sometimes, as a photographer it’s nice to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

      What’s your favourite subject for photography, Mabel?


      1. I love landscape photography, too! There’s never such issue as invading someone’s personal space. πŸ˜‰

        I haven’t tried much of long exposure photography, though!

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  5. he is saying, ” bloody tourist – why don’t you leave me alone!”
    B & W photos bring a real sense of a story behind them. I prefer them. However I think you do have a wonderful way of capturing the streets and all its energy. It truly is like you are there, taking part. Thank you

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    1. I like your interpretation. πŸ˜ƒ
      Your are right, b&w pictures have their own charm. I feel they bring out the emotions. Happy to know you liked these pictures. thanks for appreciating.


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