Posts Tagged: Cork

Shoot … in the Style of Garry Winogrand

Tomorrow I’ll be braving the streets with Cork Streetphotography taking photos in the style of Garry Winogrand.

I’d never heard of Garry but a quick Google brought me plenty of digest. First this documentary, filmed in 1982, that showed his technique and friendly nature:

Then I came across this excellent blog post about the man. To summarise his technique:

  • Shoot, shoot, shoot.
  • Garry Winogrand shot with a 28mm lens. That’s fairly wide, so he was always in the thick of the action. No telephoto lens allowed.
  • He would frame his shot by looking through the viewfinder, so no shooting from the hip.

You can see in the video above how he fiddles with his camera to distract the people around him. That’s not a bad idea, especially when you have a wide lens!

Camden Wharf, Cork

The tips from that post, which I urge you to read:

  • Shoot, a lot
  • Don’t hesitate and follow your gut
  • Smile when shooting on the streets
  • Don’t shoot from the hip
  • Don’t crop
  • Emotionally detach yourself from your photographs
  • Look at great photographs
  • Focus on form and content
  • Become inspired by things outside of photography
  • Love life

Camden Quay, Cork

I’ll be only using my wide angle (17-40mm) lens so I won’t be tempted to zoom in too much. Tomorrow will be challenging.

The photos in this post are mine, just in case you’re not familiar with Cork. I shot the first photo in San Francisco in 2007. You can find many images by Garry Winogrand on Google Images.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Rain Approaches off Sheep’s Head

Today, the first day of June was a downpour in Ireland. Here’s the rain approaching last night off the West Coast as seen from Sheep’s Head.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Lisbon Treaty Protest

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Ahakista Sunset

The sun setting behind the hills near Arundels By The Pier in Ahakista, Sheep’s Head, Co Cork.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/5s

Rope Knots

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 6mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/320s

King Goose

This is Emi, a resident of Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge on Sheep’s Head when we stayed there last year. He ruled the roost, where all the local ducks following him around. He even danced once, but I wasn’t lucky enough to see that, however there is video!

I can highly recommend a stay at this guest house, it’s run by lovely people who’ll really look after you, beds are comfortable, as is the sitting room and breakfasts are huge!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s

Waiting in KCs

Worth waiting for!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 16000
Shutter speed 1/320s

Mizen Head Dummy

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/80s

Mizen Head Cliffs

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s