Sharp|Street|Shooter

ONE PERSONS LOVE OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

In The Kiss

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500sec, f/11
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A person heavy scene where only two are the key.

I like how ‘in their own world’ some people can be when they think no one is paying any attention to them. I see it when I wander around the city or when I sit on the bus. People talk and describe and play and become intimate and act like no one else Read the rest of this entry »

Beaming Spotlight

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/14 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/14
[click image for larger size]

This beautiful piece of light beamed down onto the street, a reflection from a window opposite and for the whole time I remained there, 10 minutes or so, this was the only person to walk through it. It is the one of the few problems when shooting with a time constraint. I can’t wait as Read the rest of this entry »

Arches of Red and Blue

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec, f/13 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec, f/13
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I have photographed this area many times before. I like it, I find it inspiring plus it is only a short walk from my work, bonus!

The little slice of red in the big sea of blue with patches of light littering the floor, what’s not to like. I find the repeating but not identical Read the rest of this entry »

Primary and Square

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500sec, f/13 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500sec, f/13 [click image for larger size]

The early morning light flooded this little courtyard providing me with the perfect opportunity to snap a few shots before work.

I often feel like an Impressionist painter when working with early morning light as I know I have to work quickly to capture exactly what it is that I like. I have seen shadows fade, light Read the rest of this entry »

Finding Face Again

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec, f/10 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec, f/10 [click image for larger size]

When I began photographing on the streets people were all I focused on. Faces, portraits and interactions were all I wanted to catch. Over the years I slowly drifted away from this, no real reason really as to the why but after seeing this done so successfully by many great photographers, I decided to add it back into my shooting Read the rest of this entry »

One Stand and Two Stances

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]

An after dance class, dance class.

As I was walking down the road, admiring the light that was falling all around that evening, I spied a group leaving a building. Lots of groups to and fro out of this ratty old, solid brick building and all I know about it is, that it used to be a dole office. It may Read the rest of this entry »

Window Lit

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/14[click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/14[click image for larger size]

Before I hit the streets I am often a revolving mix of anxious, nervous and excited. It is a feeling that never seems to leave me but if I think that at any point those emotions have prevented from taking a photo (and they have in the past!) I make myself work the area, scene or space until the feeling subsides, usually yielding some Read the rest of this entry »

Packed and Process: Florida 2016

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/500 sec, f/10 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/500 sec, f/10[click image for larger size]

 Hi and welcome.

After writing about my experiences while on holiday I thought I would give a little run down on the equipment I used. This post will touch on a bit of how I work and a bit on the equipment used. My take, my look. It may not be a spec heavy, in-depth detailed review but it is my own, user experience. It gets a bit gushy at the end. All thoughts and comments are welcome.

I have never really had an issue of what camera to take with me anywhere I go. I have really only owned one camera or two at any one time. There was a point, about 4-5 years ago, where I had 3 different systems but early 2011 I sold everything and bought A Fuji X100. For me that is when my photography really changed. That Read the rest of this entry »

Fin: Florida 2016

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/250 sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/250 sec, f/11[click image for larger size]

“Don’t worry, I blend in. I speaka’da lingo. I got it”. That was my statement all holiday. Any situation could arise and I would respond with this idiot’s announcement. A testimony of utter nonsense. I don’t blend in anywhere and, as Stef liked to point out, “yeah, no one actually says lingo Read the rest of this entry »

Spaced: Florida 2016

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 3200, 1/125sec, f/4 [click image for larger size]

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/4 [click image for larger size]

If I could have been anything in a world of endless possibilities I would have been a space cowboy. A free roamer, final frontier explorer out on the wild fringes of the vast, expansive darkness being guided only by the stars. Seeking every adventure that may wait and sleeping under new stairs whenever the time Read the rest of this entry »

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