This was taken a while back when I want to Kaohsiung, Tainan. It was actually taken after my breakfast, I left my DSLR in the room and I only had my point & shoot with me. The view and light was excellent and so I just shot the photo in Panorama mode in the Sony DC (it was a TX-10), the result was pretty pleasing.
I did some post processing adding some noise and tweaked with some curves to get the film effect.
As cliche as it is, the best camera is the camera you have with you; of course you can say you will return to the place 30 mins later, a day later, a week later… but it will never be the same, so shoot it when you see it. Even your camera on your smartphone will suffice…
I always tell myself to shoot more street photography. It is a very interesting branch of photography, especially when it involves people moving around very quickly. You have to be pretty observant and be prepared to take photos all the time.
The girl in the above photo looks happy and excited with her purchase, and running along the street. On the contrary, the man on the right looks solemn and serious. The contrast in emotions is divided by a white pillar, a dark shadow on the ground and the difference in lighting of their faces.
I took this photo with my fish-eye zoom lens on the 15mm end, which makes capturing this picture a little easier.
Be brave and try to shoot more on the streets, there are a lot of interesting people being your potential subjects!