Tag: street photography

Street Photography 101: Dealing with the one that got away

Street photography is often a game of waiting. You find somewhere or something that looks promising but instinctively know it is missing some element. Maybe a person or a vehicle needs to enter the frame or maybe it’s the light that is not quite right. Whichever it is you know

Devon, England, 2019

Why I photograph?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Oddly, and perversely, because I am not photographing so much, and feel the need to do so, I am also questioning why I do it. I recently read the book What Does Photography Mean To You? edited by Grant Scott. Reading through

Birmingham, England, 2021

The Fantasy of Perfection

I’m reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear. The book is about Gilbert’s own creative journey in which she shares her own unique perspective about creativity. You can see an interview with Gilbert where she discusses this book here. There are lots of great tips for how

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,

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

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