Posts Tagged ‘Streettog’

I was out shooting street photography with Ilford HP5 on my Nikon FM2 and the famous 105mm f/2.5AIS. This is where it is interesting, what street photography with a 105mm lens, omg but you need to get up close….sure i do, but I didn’t and I still love my results. Though, I’d still like to buy a 28mm lens for my film shoots at the same time.

I don’t know about you all but I have been pretty quiet of late with my street photography, in fact due to COVID-19 today was the first time back in the City shooting the streets for a couple of months. Sure, here in Western Australia our restrictions have been lifted considerably and to be honest we are probably one of the safest City’s on the planet right now but I just didn’t venture out until I was ready…and today I was ready, but rusty especially as it is was miserable wet and cold day…brilliant!

A slightly misleading title, but there is a bus in the photo! It was the first thing that come to my head, remembering that TV show from the early 70s….again not really related to this photo cept it has blurry buses.

Blurry busses though I like, anything in motion be it the subject or be it the scene I like to make images with motion and this will be a subject for tomorrow nights Street Photography talk and mini workshop with the NEPG Camera Club.

I sometimes stand in one place, and keep shooting til I get the shot I want even if it means I get LEFT BEHIND BY THE GROUP haha. Yes I was out with an AIPP group the other week on a street photography walk through the city, and I found a spot that I wanted to shoot and nobody else even looked sideways…PERFECT, cos anyone who knows me shooting the streets knows big groups aren’t really my thing, though I still do them don’t get me wrong.

I took literally a dozen or more shots at this billboard, until I had a shot I was happy with…and this is it!

Another shot from the same place I have shot a few times, the good thing about this place is with the reflections and glass and peoples and cars you get different results every time you go there, love it!

I met up with a new street photography mate in the city the other day, we go out shooting and gas bagging about street and cameras in general. But we are there to shoot and every time I go out with him I feel inspired and grab a few shots I really like. I was grabbing this frame of the two huddled when this rude went running by and a quick reframe snap, I love it…what do you think?

Unfortunately in this case it is true, instead of looking up and checking out fabulous new architecture he had his head buried in a smartphone. Meanwhile, the new renos on the Myers building in Forrest Place is awesome for me to capture new and interesting photographs of the world as we know it.

I had a couple of hours to shoot the city late arvo today, the sun was a bit far gone in most cases but i found one of my fav places to hang for the crowds had plenty of interesting opportunities so I sat on a chair and let the photo come to me!

I titled this photo purely for the look on the guys face, how happy does he look. Maybe he got just what he wanted from City Beach, or maybe even Pandora…ya just never know!

What a day, Street Photography Perspectives presentations with three of Perths street togs, and the Fried Chicken with a bunch of mates, and then into Forrest Chase to catch he amazing Northern Lights…cough…the Aurora Borealis anyways. But what do I do, watch peoples. cos that is what I do right!