Over the last week or so I was shooting a roll of Kodak Portra 160 in my Olympus Trip 35, which I have had for over a year without trying it out. Such a fun camera to use and dead simple, any idiot like myself can use it….hey what, who said that!

Generally my film ventures are mixtures of street photography, streetscapes and other totally random stuff.  I must say that every single frame from this roll I was happy with, except maybe the frame when the girl walked in front of the awesome Targa West beast of a car.  I can see myself shooting more and more film in the future, watch this space…

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Winter has well and truly hit Perth, it’s cold and wet a lot of days and even colder at nights.  Great time to be out shooting, puddles, lots of bright coats and jackets, then of course there is the umbrellas.

Well I never had any of that today, I met a couple of mates Wing and Sandra in the city for some shooting.  We chatted and shot and chatted more to be honest before it was time to head back to the office, though found a few shots that I liked.

I was trying something out, shooting a guy pushing a pram between the branches of a tree.  It worked, captured him reasonably well centred but as I snapped the shot, this little kid who was in the pram noticed me and poked his finger at me haha…check it out, cheeky little lad.poke the finger

You may all think I am crazy but it is true, does the internet lie?

If you recall, the last post I mentioned that I helped my ole mate Seng Mah from Venture Photography Workshops out on the Nikon Centennial Street Photography walk.  Part of that walk was a few challenges and one being the SSP.  That is right, the Street Stranger Portrait.  The idea of a SSP is to not just quickly snap a photo of a person and walk away but it is to meet them, talk to them, find out their story and take their portrait of a more composed nature, then show them the results.

Well, I met this lovely young lady, she was actually taking selfies in St Mary’s Cathedral. I introduced myself and explained what I was doing and then proceeded to get her story.  She is from Spain, here on holidays for a few more days before travelling over east for another couple of weeks and then home.

What I really saw was Wonder Woman, my gosh she was just as beautiful and was a spitting image of her but the dead give away was her top…clearly I had met the real Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman

I was asked by my good mate Seng Man from Venture Photography Workshops to join him on a photowalk for the Nikon Centennial, there was about 20 peoples and we wandered the streets of Perth capturing some special moments.

Seng offered his take on Street Photography and how he shoots, very similar to myself only different and that is the beautiful thing with Street Photography we can all shoot our own way, whatever it takes to capture that illusive moment in time.

I was able to share some of my methods and ideas, and shooting a couple of stranger portraits which is always fun as it is the time you interact and have a proper conversation with your subject but that’s for another post.

When shooting the streets I am looking for something interesting, be that a person or group of people doing something odd or just being themselves.  Often I see many things happening that may be somewhat ordinary, but combined and layered in a photograph they make the scene look very cool and worthy of a capture.  These are normal people, going about their business and they all made me happy creating art.layers

You can now purchase prints of some of my favourite street photographs, please follow the link below to order.  If there is any other’s photographs from my works that you wish to order then contact me directly.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/seanbstreettog

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patterns and swirls

I was walking around taking a few photos here and there and was reasonably happy with my street shooting, then I walked past a particular place where the contrast between the background and people was just perfect.  I found a great place to plonk myself on my rear end and waited for right time, the right peoples that made it interesting and I think I got a bunch of great shots….check them out!!!