I take all sorts of photography; portraits, architecture, street, landscape, whatever draws my interest. But the one type of composition that really tickles my fancy is that which includes an interesting grouping of people. Why? Because I find such photos to be the most challenging to capture. There are just too many moving parts in order to pre-plan the shot. All you can do is snap off a couple of frames and hope something works. Most often it doesn’t.
This one I’m really happy with. Although the obvious main subject is Santa warning us the end is near, and the dude on the moped who has his eye on me, there are actually 16 people in this shot. Maybe more.
Take a close looks, starting from the far left of the frame. There’s a lot going on here, and it all sort of works, even though the shot is extremely busy. For me that’s the most rewardiong type of photograph.
As always, your mileage may vary.