Posts tagged “Urban Photography

Waldman’s (Two Photographs)

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Waldman’s used to be a huge seafood retailer. The place to buy fish. But a lot has changed on the Main in Montreal. Still the shop has its own character, especially in Black and White. I think colour can overwhelm a photograph and hide some of the finer things that give scenes character.

 


Why? (Three Photographs)

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I was in a camera store chatting with some friends in front of and behind the counter. Beside us a man was showing off some photographs to another person. We overheard “why did you take that? Which sort of stopped the conversation I was part of. There was no reply as the man moved onto another photograph. In my view that is the kind of question a teacher asks a student. Most of us take photographs of things that interest us and that should be obvious. There are better questions to ask.


No Two People (Three Photographs)

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No two people see the same photograph the same way. Everyone has their perspective. Our objective as photographers is to make a photograph that has impact. But frankly even a widely applauded photograph will not appeal to all and they may be the most vocal. It’s another reason to make photographs for yourself.


Symmetry (Three Photographs)

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Montreal is know for its outdoor stairs. With the Fuji I tend to fill the frame and leave little room for cropping. It’s something I need to be more aware of. It does not really hurt my photographs but it would be nice to have that option of a bit more in the frame.  When you have just a bit more space to work with, straight lines are easier and more creative cropping is possible.


Juxtaposition (Three Photographs)

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It often strikes me walking down a street that the less than perfect public spaces are more interesting than the contrived or planned ones. For the photographer who still sees interesting shape and form in the latter, it takes more effort in choosing what is in the frame to make it stand out.


Montreal Windows (Two Photographs)

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Photographs like these are taking me longer and longer to process as I struggle with perspectives (it would nice if things started out a bit straighter). And of course contrast, and how to deploy it is also challenging. It’s worth it for the results.


Don’t Look Up (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes looking up is amazing and capturing that feeling in a photograph isn’t difficult. I took a direct approach, making the near symmetry in each photo work for me. The sun coming over the top of the building was perfect.