My Photographic Workflow

Workflow is a big subject in videography but I don't hear or read much chatter about it for still photography, so I thought it might be a worthwhile effort to devote some space to the subject.

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Picking the right camera for the street

Virtually any camera can be used for the street, but some work better than others. Whether we set out to buy a camera for street photography or pick one out of our existing stable, which one is best for us? That's a question that each photographer has to answer for themselves as no one can answer it for you. Read More…

Posing problems

When reading some of the better writings on street photography, I frequently run across criticisms of posing people in the street. Read More…

I think I'm going to have to create a "Car Servicing" gallery

Seems like these days I only get to downtown Hamilton when the car needs some servicing. Here's a few images from today. Read More…

Wrestling with how much gear to bring to the street

It's always a challenge to go minimalist and still pick the right gear. I don't like going out draped in gear and lugging a heavy bag. Read More…

Henri Cartier-Bresson and tilt screens

Cartier-Bresson was a classically trained painter who became a Surrealist, then a photojournalist. The street images that he is best known for, were usually created by his picking a compositionally interesting location and then letting life walk into the frame. Read More…

Pedestrian Density and Focal Length

When we're reading the stories of street photographers, we inevitably get to the part where they talk about their favourite focal length of lens for their photography. I get that. Everyone has their favourites based the way the lens lets them see the world.
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Zone Focusing and Manual Lenses

I'm sure that many street photographers use Zone Focusing so that they can rapidly shoot subjects without the need to first focus or be subject to the whims and vagaries of auto focus. It's a technique I use all of the time. Read More…

Whimsy

I can't always be serious with my photography. Sometimes I just have to play around and have some fun. Read More…