This is somewhere I walk through fairly often: the Konan exit/entrance of Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. It's about 3kms from our flat and about 1km from where I drop my youngest son off to nursery each day. Canon's S Tower, gallery and photo-library/cafe is close-by too, so after dropping Charlie at school for the day I will often swing by the library.
One thing I really like about this spot is the backlight. Then there are the lines and the constant crowds of people.
Reducing everyone to silhouettes here is a piece of cake: spot meter off of the bright parts of the frame, expose for them and all the people will just silhouette out. I tend to always shoot in manual but even if you shoot in a semi-automatic mode, this sort of thing is easy: point the metering spot at the bright parts of the scene, lock the reading with the AE lock button.
Getting the blur on the people means this is a shot driven by shutter-speed: in the daytime that probably means first choosing a low ISO, 100 for instance. Get yourself into S [Tv] mode and select a speed of around 1/6th sec. That's the speed at which you get the stationary leg of a moving person rendered perfectly sharp; the other leg is blurred but the whole figure retains a level of clarity that means you can still see it is a person.
In this shot I liked most the lady just right of centre... with that one sharp, high-heeled boot. :-)
There are some fashion shots at this link, made a year or so ago in this very same spot with
...scroll about halfway along the gallery and you'll see them.
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