If I had to limit myself to just one genre of photography it would be street photography. Although I photograph everything that moves me, street photography is ultimately where my heart is. I teach an introduction class on street photography and I take my students on photo walks to apply the techniques they learn in class. We discuss the importance of gesture and expression in the candid shots. We learn about taking our time when we choose to interact with our subject and make a portrait. Although I love to shoot candid street photography and hunt for the unusual. There are places, like Southern California, where interacting with strangers and making a portrait can be very rewarding and fun. There are few places where people are as open and friendly about being photographed and I enjoyed the interaction very much. Here is a mix of candids and portrait pics shot in the San Diego area where I was teaching a photography workshop last weekend.