Street Photography

Hat in the Air (Two Photographs)

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Shooting indoors without flash often means lower shutter speeds and more shadows. However, I was surprised at how much dark shadow I could remove to get detail in the top hat, another reason I like my Fuji XT-3.


Vintage (Two Photographs)

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There are many ways to age a photograph, and certainly a lot of presets to do that. Here, however, I took the colour picture and working with contrast, detail enhancement and white balance succeeded in getting a vintage, near grunge effect that I liked in black and white.


Patio (Two Photographs)

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I was walking through an area with a lot of restaurants and this patio jumped out because of the chiaroscuro lighting. The flowers framed by the darker background just caught my eye. The choice in the end is high contrast black and white or a more colourful and muted shot.


Drama (Three Photographs)

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Nothing like a little drama. Muting colours, adding contrast, luminosity masks, all add a touch of drama to an overcast and other wise indifferent day. Shot with a Fuji XT-3, 18-55 lens, exposure bracketed shots, HDR in Photoshop.

 


Contrast (Two Photographs)

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When I was just starting out in photography I learned that out of place objects made for great photographs, to use the technical term finding contrasting objects. At the time I could not afford two camera bodies – one for colour and the other for black and white film. Colour to black and white conversion was possible but again then out of my league. It was clear to me that colour often overwhelmed the subject and that black and white had more subtly to it. This is a perfect example.


Contrast (Three Photographs)

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There is one thing I look for when doing city/street/urban landscapes and that is contrast. Contrast means I have a choice of colour or black and white. It makes the photo stand out that much better. In my view, color contrast, contrast between objects etc. make for great photos.


Street Photography (Two Photographs)

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My street photography has lacked a human dimension, by that I mean people. But I hope to change that and borrow some techniques I have seen used by other photographers. In the first the dutch tilt makes it look like the camera is grasping at meaning, and in the second leading lines direct the eye to a rather fuzzy conclusion.