I find the auto ISO on the GRII pretty good, and the ability to decide on shutter speed and aperture while having the camera take care of it is priceless.
13 September, 2017 Picture of the Day. Two women sit in the shade of the late summer sunshine at a … More
11 September, 2017 A man shows off his tattoo of some kind of cat (as well as the top of … More
25 August, 2017 Picture of the Day A couple chat with a street cleaner in Middlesbrough, UK. From the hip, … More
03 August, 2017 Picture of the Day Two young men synchronise their seating positions on a bench in Middlesbrough, UK. … More
Rain isn’t the most pleasant weather to shoot pictures in, but for the shy street photographer – or those just starting out – it can be a great distraction as your subjects are generally so busy trying to get out of it they barely notice you.
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.
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.
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
06 July, 2017 Picture of the Day Fujifilm X-Pro1, 35mm f.14, ISO 200, 1/250th at f2.5
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
28 June, 2017 Picture of the Day A woman checks her phone in front of offensive graffiti in Redcar, UK. … More
27 June, 2017 Picture of the Day. Ricoh GRII, ISO 100, 1/160th at f.8, High Contrast B&W jpeg Shot from … More
26 June, 2017 Picture of the Day A man wearing an electric blue suit checks his phone on his cigarette … More
It’s easy to make up a back-story about people we shoot on the streets, so here goes …
20 June, 2017 There are proper articles coming soon, I promise, but in the meantime here’s a Picture of the Day. … More
17 June, 2017 Picture of the Day A man smokes a cigarette as he rides a bicycle in the Gresham … More
14 June, 2017 Just a quick Picture of the Day type image for today … A woman reads a booklet … More
This picture of a little girl disturbing pigeons, which I shot with a Ricoh GRII on ISO 800 at 1/500th at f.8, is a street photography cliche. There’s a million of them.
A busker tunes up outside a boutique in Middlesbrough, UK. Ricoh GRII, ISO 1600, 1/250th at f8
An elderly man ignores his contemporaries as he passes a cafe in South Shields, England. Fujifilm X100T, ISO 400, 1/125th … More
I’m not sure I can categorise this image as street photography as it wasn’t taken on the street. But it’s … More
Two women pass a first world war gun battery on the Headland of Hartlepool, north east England. Fujifilm X100, ISO … More
Nikon D2HS, ISO 200, 1/20th at f.8
Nikon D2Hs, ISO 800, 1/500th at f.8
It almost doesn’t matter what these people are looking at but, for the record, it was an art installation. Nikon … More
A Salvation Army musician’s face is obscured by his sheet music. Nikon D1H, ISO 800, 1/125th at f.6.3
A young woman dances at an open air silent disco in Durham, England. Nikon D1H, ISO 800, 1/125th at f. … More
Nikon D1H, ISO 200, 1/20th at f.22
Fujifilm X100, ISO 800, 1/250th at f.6.4
Fujifilm X100, Aperture Priority, ISO 800, 1/320th at f.8
Nikon D2Hs, ISO 400, 1/250th at f.5.6
Middlesbrough, England. Fujifilm X100, ISO 200, 1/250th at f.11
Monday 23 August, 2013 Tourists discuss which attraction to visit next in the in northern English city of York. Fujifilm … More
Saturday 21 September, 2013 A man and boy walk in the street in York, northern England. Fujifilm X100, ISO 200, … More
Thursday 19 September, 2013 A woman looks at a group of tourists on a guided tour of York, England. Fujifilm … More
Wednesday 18 September, 2013 An old soldier salutes his fallen comrades at a service to mark Armistice Day. Nikon D1H, … More
Furniture for sale outside a second-hand store in Middlesbrough, England. Fujifilm X100, ISO 200, 1/250th at f.5.6
Monday September 9, 2013 A man walks past a piece of public art in Middlesbrough, north east England. Fujifilm X100, … More