Posts Tagged: Street

Ice cream

One of the photos I shot this afternoon on the photowalk. Developed in Snapseed, while sitting in a pub! 🙂

Sunglasses in the shade

Outside the Apple store in San Francisco, 2007.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s

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

Biker? Surfer?

I honestly don’t know how he was going to get that board on to his bike, but he must know a way.
Spotted in San Diego in 2012.

This was my entry into Blarney Photography Club’s league competition last night on the subject of transport. Unfortunately it didn’t do too well, but I still really like it.

This’ll be my image for day two of the six (not five, oops) day challenge that’s doing the rounds on Facebook right now.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s

Walk the Dog Owners

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/160s

Cork Street Photography May Photowalk

More fun with Cork Street Photography on the streets of Cork.

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  • Cork Street Photography May Photowalk
  • Cork Street Photography May Photowalk
  • Cork Street Photography May Photowalk
  • Cork Street Photography May Photowalk
  • Cork Street Photography May Photowalk
  • Cork Street Photography May Photowalk

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/320s

Folsom Street Fair Thirty Four

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Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Folsom Street Fair Thirty Three

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 90mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1250s

Folsom Street Fair Thirty Two

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s