Tag: street

11pm on Friday 31st January

When a picture literally is worth a thousand words.

Street Photography in London’s Chinatown

I am finding myself more and more drawn to street photography.  Although I have expressed misgivings of this type of photography in the past I think I am finally starting to “get it”.  I don’t claim to have any great skill in this area of photography but I am finding

A Finger and Two Legs

The second half of 2017 became a nightmare of an artistic block for me photographically.  A couple of disastrous shoots (which maybe I’ll talk about sometime) and some difficult times personally meant I ended up not writing about, and barely actually doing any, photography for nearly six months! But, it’s

Fujifilm X100F First Impressions

I’ve had the latest version of Fujifilm’s X100 series, the ‘F’, for a few weeks now. Life being what it is, i.e. busy, I’ve sadly not had the chance to use it as much as I’d hoped but here are my first impressions with a few images of and from the camera. This

Friday Foto – 10 II 17

For my Friday Foto this week I have chosen a few black and white street photographs from a recent trip to Madrid. Click on an image to get shooting info.   All shot with a Fujifilm X100T or Olympus OM-D E-M1.

When We Start Seeing

What do we really see when we look at a photograph? Is it what the photographer wants us to see or what we see because of what we know or what we believe? Let’s think about this for a while. We only see what the photographer has chosen to frame in

My Take on Street Photography

I have a confession to make – I’ve never really ‘got’ street photography. What exactly is it for and why do so many photographers take pleasure roaming the streets of cities around the world snapping unsuspecting citizens going about their daily business? Although I have dabbled in making street photographs over the

Friday Foto – 13 I 17

For this weeks Friday Foto I set myself the challenge of capturing some street photos using some different techniques. Here are four ‘keepers’ from two hours of shooting in London’s China Town. Technique #1: The Fisherman (find a spot and wait for a catch) Technique #2: The Hunter (prowl around looking for

Photographic Inspiration for 2017

If you need some inspiration for your photography this coming year you could do worse, a lot worse, than spending 18 minutes of your valuable time watching this video narrated by the iconic photographer Henri Carter-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment was made in 1973 by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. and the International

Birmingham in Focus

Birmingham has always had a history of innovation and entrepreneurship and yet we Brummies continuously undersell ourselves. As Steven Knight, creator of the BBC series ‘Peaky Blinders’ said in a Guardian interview: “It’s typical of Brum that the modern world was invented in Handsworth and nobody knows about it.” Today

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