Cork Street Photography June Photowalk

Some photos I took in Cork City yesterday as part of the June Photowalk with Cork Street Photography “in the Style of Garry Winogrand”. I only used a wide angle lens all day, and in processing I mostly avoided cropping the photos, although I did use the lens correction tool in Lightroom that straightens photos and crops a small portion of the image. Only two images have been cropped extensively, the one above in the bus, and the one of the woman sitting on a block smoking a cigarette. I hardly ever composed a shot by eye, preferring to shoot from the hip, or in landscape mode from about shoulder… Read More

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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… Read More

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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

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