Shot from the hip, this straight out of camera jpeg from the Ricoh GRII had the high contrast black and white simulation applied in-camera.
For me, this street picture works because the eye is led around the frame in a natural way, from the bottom to the top, and has plenty to look at along the way.
Although the man in this image is only a small element in the frame, and is also in shadow, he is arguably essential to the shot and brings it to life.
My reason for shooting this was the abstract nature of the shape of the walkway, but without the human element the shot would appear ‘dead.’
25 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A young woman walks past an advertising board that bears an unnecessary apostrophe … More
24 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A young man multi tasks while riding his bicycle in Middlesbrough, UK. Ricoh … More
When is a street not a street? When it’s a beach. What’s important here is the candid nature of the photography, so although the shot wasn’t taken on the street, it has the spirit of the street.
I often shoot from a height – in this case, a multi-storey car park – for a different perspective of. life on the street.
This ‘straight-out-of-camera’ jpeg file says a great deal to me about the capabilities of the Ricoh GRII.
18 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A man waits at a pedestrian road crossing in Middlesbrough, UK. Ricoh GRII, … More
In case you’re wondering why my ISO settings are often a little odd, it’s because I shoot on TAv with the GR, which allows me to set shutter speed and aperture, while the camera sets an auto ISO.
14 July, 2017 Picture of the Day Middlesbrough, UK Ricoh GRII, ISO 140, 1/500th at f.8
It’s amazing how close you can get to someone who is engrossed in what they are doing.
Generally speaking, I prefer it when people don’t spot me shooting them because it immediately changes their behaviour.
I’m planning a series of ‘how-to shoot street photography ‘ articles, and one of the areas I’ll be dealing with is being caught taking pictures of strangers.
10 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A young man shouts through a letterbox in Middlesbrough, UK after failing to … More
07 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A worker repairs a pavement (sidewalk) in Middlesbrough, UK. Fujifilm X-Pro1, ISO 400, … More
06 July, 2017 Picture of the Day Fujifilm X-Pro1, 35mm f.14, ISO 200, 1/250th at f2.5
05 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A woman and a man take a break from actual reality to check … More
04 July, 2017 Picture of the Day A group of young men step out of a restaurant to smoke in … More
03 July, 2017 Picture of the Day Shot from the hip with the stealthy GRII