STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Street photography is a new genre for me as I only been trying it out for a few months. I'm finding it enjoyable, challenging and often a very nerve wracking. I tend to favour monochrome for the final images as it helps to disguise some of the background distractions and is often the best for images where people are dominant. Having read several books to learn about the genre and I now have an appreciation of what makes a good street photograph. As time goes by and I post more images I hope see a steady improvement. 

 

Waiting for a Train

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This was taken on a mainline London station. I was sitting beside the gentleman and he took no notice of me or my camera. He was too busy reading a paper.The usual processing in Lightroom and converted to monochrome in Topaz Studio. 

 

AP-C Camera ISO 200  Hand Held
Standard Zoom  @ 31mm
1/80s @ F8

 

Taking a Selfie

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Taken on Westminster Bridge, the couple were probably tourists from who knows where in the world,  using their selfie stick and phone with the bell tower in the background.

 

AP-C Camera ISO 200  Hand held
Standard Zoom @ 99mm
1/25s @ F11

 

 

 

 

Street Musician

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I liked the triangle formed by the musician, his bike and the case for collecting money. Adjusted in Lightroom and converted to monochrome using Silver Efex Pro 2

 

AP-C Camera ISO 200  Hand Held
35mm lens
1/680 @ F8

 

 

Taking a Picture

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This girl was stand
ing by the River Thames taking a photo of the other bank. Adjusted in Lightroom and converted to monochrome with Topaz Studio.

AP-C camera ISO 500  Hand Held
Standard Zoom at 135mm
1/200 @ F8

 

Sending a Text

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I took this image as I likred the building at the end of the street with the street building leading the eye from the man sitting on the window ledge into the picture. Processed in Lightroom and converted to monochrome in Topaz Black & white.

AP-C Camera ISO 200  Hand Held
Standard Zoom @ 37mm.
1/200s @ F6.4

 

 Three + One

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Waited near this shop window and photographed several peolpe walking past from both directions. This gentleman very kindly stopped in just the right position. I could not make my mind up whether I preferred the monochrome or the colour version.

 AP-C Camera ISO 1250 Hand Held
Wide Angle Zoom @ 20mm
1/125s @ F9