Posts Tagged ‘black & white’

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

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!!!

Anyone who ventures to the Freo markets will recognise this guy, he is always there selling his boomerangs that actually work and flying them over everyones head in demonstrations.  I was quietly waiting for him to make eye contact while a rang was mid air, I waited for ages while the crowd was gathered and watching but he never looked my way til the end when the crowds had moved on and there were no rangs in flight but his smile makes the photo.big smiles

You know it’s summer in Perth when the Christmas lights are up, the giant tree is set up in Forrest Place and of course the City Night Markets on Friday night.  I walked through there on the way to my car tonight, peoples everywhere which of course is great for street photographers.

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Summer in Perth

I had the pleasure of presenting to one of our local clubs today and heading off for a street photography walk, the Belmont Camera Club.  I met some new amazing peoples and we talked everything photography which is always a good thing for me, exchanged stories and I talked through my 10 tips to street photography.  Of course I ignore all the “street photography rules” as I don’t think there is any rules but thats another story.  Please enjoy a few of my shots and be sure to checkout my streetography facebook page, I will be sharing some for the clubs photos there from the day.

 

Can it really be my first post for this year, surely is…I have been far to busy doing, well something anyways.  Today I met a friend in the city for lunch and to wander around taking a few photos, we were commenting on a particular area not having anything much to photograph as it was really just a thoroughfare, or just peoples sitting on their smartphones.  Anyways, I saw this shot and captured it, many of my street photographs are black & white but this needed to be colour and of course if I could go back in time I would frame it slightly different but it is what it is…enjoy my first post for 2016

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she’s watching

It’s been a great year in general and I have met some amazing peoples, joining them on photography walks and street sessions of sorts.  My favourite photo, featured in an earlier post here had an honourable mention in the Snap Happy POTY Awards, but an amazing photographer judge by the name of Scott McCook.  While I did not win, I was truly pleased with a honourable mention.

Today, the last day of shooting I was harassed for the first time ever so aggressively.  The full story is on my facebook page streetography, but this will not deter me and I wall always shoot with honour and with morals. May that angry man have a good new years.

My favourite shot for the last days of shooting contains a living thing, but it is not human …enjoy and have a Happy New Years to all my followers around the globe.

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a dog’s life