a collection of experiences, ideas and image samples related to street photography.
Exploring the world of street photography in colour
1/50 sec at f/2, ISO setting of 400 captured at 50mm
Sigh... I'm trying to practice what I preach by taking a giant step, for me at least, and push myself to colour outside of my own boundaries; no pun intended. After many years of shooting in black and white, I finally reset my camera to shoot in colour...sigh again.
I am not a fan of colour photography at all. Not that I don't appreciate the works of others, I just feel much more connected to the aesthetics of monochrome. I always felt that since most of us see the world in colour, I don't have the need to duplicate those same bright hues with my photography. With black and white, I can recreate an alternative universe for myself. Exploring the world absent from colour leaves more to my imagination. I recently read a quote from Ted Grant that best reflects my approach to photography which states, "When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!".
On the other hand, theories, rules, and ideas are made to be pushed to their boundaries and even broken. I try to keep an open mind and be willing to at least explore things beyond my comfort zone. This world is diverse so being confined to a box is a very limiting and depressing thought. I have not done any photography (with the exception of work for clients) in colour in many years. This experiment was actually liberating. Not that the results are breathe taking, I just enjoyed the process of expressing myself in a new way.
camera: Canon EOS 60D
lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5
A scavenger hunt for deep shade & shadows on the first Saturday morning of Fall 2017.
"emergency brakes..." #cycling #streethunters #monochrome #bnw #streetphotography #bikes #cycle
shutter speed: 1/250, f/13, ISO 250 with a focal length of 35mm
The photograph was captured with a vintage Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens on a mirrorless FujiFilm X-T10.
#streetphotography #streethunters #bnw #barbershop #shaving #vintage #composition
Shutter speed at 1/60, f/8 at a focal length of 50mm with an ISO of 1250
I'm not looking for perfection. I prefer a more timeless look to my photographs
camera: Canon F1
lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
film type: An expired roll of Fuji Superia 200 ASA
I visited one of my local camera shops a few weeks ago and noticed a roll of expired film being sold for $2. I previously read a few blogs on shooting with old film but I hadn't had any personal experience. So I decided to not overthink the decision and made the purchase. After I left the store, I stored the expired roll in the same camera bag with several fresh rolls of undeveloped film. When it was time to reload my camera, I put in the expired film by mistake. I spent two weeks shooting 24 exposures on old film thinking I was using a regular roll. So when the developments came, it took me while to figure out how and why the images were so grainy and dark. Yet for me, there is beauty in the flaws. Yes, there are quite a few scratches, dust spots and such on the negatives. But that gives the photographs its character. I could easily clean them off in Lightroom; but these were not shot with a digital camera. So I'm not looking for perfection; I prefer a more timeless look to my photographs. I am looking forward to doing enlargements on at least three frames on this roll. I am also going to do a serious search online for more expired film for sale!
I am a street photographer using film and digital formats. I enjoy listening to good music, traveling, quiet time & peace.