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Black and White People Photography Photos Street Urban

Get it in the car

Malaga, Spain. October 2018.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 70mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Photographing The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway, Co Antrim. A lovely place to visit at sunset but you won’t be the only one there. It’s a popular destination.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Final Reductions at Liam Ruiséal’s

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. May 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White People Photography Photos Street Urban

Keep Calm and Vai Piano !!!!

Rome, Italy. November 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Cork Streetphotography

Cork, May 2016.

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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Worry

Grand Parade, Cork. May 2016.

Aperture ƒ/1.7
Camera SM-G935F
Focal length 4.2mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/550s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Chatting on the Street

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 32mm
ISO 6400
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Quick Smoke

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 4000
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Humour on the Street

Humour on the street was the subject of the latest Cork Street Photography Meetup. While I didn’t actually meet any of the group in town as I was with my son I did get a few photos, and one qualifies as humorous. 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Eleven Years Apart

Eleven Years Apart

Eleven Years Apart

The photos above were shot eleven years apart. The first was shot in 2004 while the second was shot only a few weeks ago in early February, 2015. You may recognise the man. He sells newspapers in the St. Augustine’s Church, on the corner of Washington Street and Grand Parade. I presented him with a print of both photos and I think he was quite taken with them. Unfortunately I didn’t get his name while I talked with him as a customer came along but I’ll ask him next time!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 9.7mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Lean on the Wall

Lean on the Wall

Just outside the English Market, Grand Parade, Cork.

Street photography is hard. It’s difficult to shoot candid photos of people on the street and get a picture in focus that is pin sharp.

To aid me in that task I used the auto ISO setting on my camera, with a minimum shutter speed of an excessively fast 1/250 sec and I kept the aperture at f/8 which gives a greater depth of field at the expense of light entering the lens.
That means more of the photo is in focus, even if my lens focuses on the wrong subject, but the higher ISO makes the photo noisier. It certainly paid off when I shot from the hip as I did in this photo. Oh, and you need balls too.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 35mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

An Garda

An Garda

A member of An Garda Síochána directed traffic in Blarney last night when Santa visited and the lights were turned on in the village.

This is a long exposure zoomed shot, of about one second duration with the flash firing at the end of the exposure.

To replicate:

  • Make sure you set your flash to “second curtain”. Use Google to find out how on your brand of flash. Normally the flash will fire at the start of an exposure.
  • Have the lens at it’s widest zoom.
  • Set the camera to one second exposure in shutter priority mode (Tv on Canon cameras, S on others) or use manual mode with an aperture as wide as possible.
  • Line up your subject, hit the shutter button and slowly zoom in.

If you’ve timed it right the flash will fire when you’re zoomed in right. They’ll be lit by the flash and any background lights will appear as streaks going towards them. It’s hard to get right and not overexpose your subject so keep practising!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1s