The Rolling Spoke blog revolves around two passions of mine. Riding a bicycle and photography. While it may seem that these are two separate activities, they don’t have to be. Here are 5 reasons to bike and shoot in the city.
1. Capitalize on moments
The beauty of street photography is that you are capturing moments. Unfortunately moments are fleeting. But when on a bike there can be an opportunity to capture another moment, which could turn out to be better than your first shot.
2. Immerse yourself
If bicycling and photography is an interest, chances are you like shooting people on bikes. Shooting while riding means your photography will look more engaging, compared to snapping shots from a street corner with a telephoto lens and a tripod.
3. Get creative juices flowing
Pausing to observe is important when shooting. But for various reasons like the time of day or weather, you just might now be feeling it in a particular spot. Riding to another destination is a great way to take a break and recharge. It will also provide an opportunity for a different perspective or discover something new.
4. Total accessibility
Time is of the essence. Especially when trying to capture a fog series before it disappears. Or you may have just realized that you forgot the camera battery or SD card at home. But when on a bike, you’re in total free-range mode allowing you to maximise your time to get to where you want to go.
5. Double your pleasure
Do you like eating ice cream or relaxing in the park? What about doing both at the same time? This reasoning of doing two of your favourite activities at once is a great way to enhance your enjoyment. The same can be said for bicycling and photography when riding with camera in hand.