Broadsands, Devon, 2021

Street Photography 101: Be a fisherman

I’ve never really seen the point of fishing as a hobby. It seems to involve lots of standing around waiting, often in ‘variable’ weather conditions (i.e. p***ing down with rain) and with the only reward at the end of the day a story about ‘the one that got away’. Never

Babbacombe, Devon,2021

Street Photography 101: What’s in a name?

Should you add a name or title to your photograph or should you leave it to the viewer to interpret what your image is about and come to their own conclusions? I’ve always had a bit of a haphazard approach to naming my images. Sometimes I do it; most times

Birmingham, England, 2021

Street Photography 101: Use the right gear

How can I write a post about what the ‘right’ gear is for street photography when there is obviously so much gear out there that it is impossible to have used anything but a fraction of it (unless you’re Ken Rockwell that is)? The short answer is, I can’t, and

Street Photography 101: Should I take that photo?

Street photography is primarily about making images of people in their surroundings. Usually these are in our cities and towns but they can, of course, be anywhere people work, play or generally congregate and hang out together. When taking pictures of people, sometimes without them being aware, most photographers will,

Birmingham, England, 2021

Street Photography 101: Preset your camera

When you are walking the streets, all the while looking for an image making opportunity, the last thing you want to do is have to fiddle around setting exposure, focus, ISO etc when the image of a lifetime unfolds before you! For this reason, I always make sure I have

X-100T XF23mm 1/125 @ f4.5

Street Photography 101: Always have a camera with you

In his book Think Like a Street Photographer Matt Stuart makes this observation: “If you don’t have a camera on you at all times, you’re not really a photographer; you’re just someone who saw some stuff and told people about what you saw.“ Think Like a Street Photographer – Matt

Dorridge, England, 2021

Street Photography 101: Use juxtaposition

I am relatively new to street photography by which I mean, I have been ‘dabbling’ for a few years but never really taken it seriously. Indeed, as I’ve written before, I never really saw the point of it. Recently however, I’ve begun to change my mind about street photography. Having

My Fujifilm X Series Holy Trinity

My Fujifilm Holy Trinity

I started my journey to Fujifilm with the X100 series rangefinder style camera. I was drawn to the X100T by its retro design aesthetic, the way it handled and the amazing quality of the images that could be created with it. Although I came to the X100 relatively late in

Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept

This comment was supposedly made by Henri Cartier-Bresson to fellow photographer Helmut Newton whilst taking Newton’s portrait. According to Newton, Cartier-Bresson’s hand wasn’t as steady as it used to be and some of his pictures were “a bit fuzzy” which caused him to utter these words. Of course, just because

Five Contemporary Women Photographers

Today is International Women’s Day and therefore a good day to highlight five contemporary women photographers whose work I love and to follow. Click on their name to go straight to their website. Kristine Varaksina I discovered Kristine just yesterday from the talk she gave at The Photography Show Spring

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