February 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Below is a Street photography photo, that I captured this week…
November 11, 2012 § Leave a Comment
September 26, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Sometimes it is good to walk on the line, where light and shadow meet.
June 9, 2012 § 3 Comments
I was up at 7am this morning, to catch the Olympic Torch run, as it leaves Glasgow.
When I was not lying on the ground trying to compose the shots, I was sprinting ahead to catch more of the action.
Anyway here is what i captured.
May 12, 2012 § 3 Comments
Is there a difference… Yes!
I was out for a few hours in the streets of Glasgow today, capturing the public going about their life. I vary from shooting through the view finder to shooting from the hip when capturing people, and aim for an unposed / natural photo, such as the photo below.
However I was not satisfied with this Street Photography capture above, and I had to make a split second decision there and then, in speaking to this chap as he quickly walked past.
I have to stress he was not promoting anything or a street entertainer. I said to him that I am sorry to disturb him, but that he looked dapper, and would he mind me taking his photo. He kindly agreed, but gave me the impression he was in a bit of a rush, giving me a couple of seconds and permission to capture his portrait as seen below.
There are just times when a portrait of a stranger with their permission is just a stronger photo. It is up to you as a Street Photographer to know when to do Street Photography and when to do Street Portraiture.
Some people may have a problem with me capture a photo of them without permission, and some people have a problem with a posed shot. I don’t care… It is the visualisation and photo I am interested in, at the end of the day.
For the Street Photographers who do not like to confront strangers, I say you need to get out your comfort zone. So long as you are being nice and honest, the majority of strangers will allow you to take photograph. And if they refuse then walk on and do not give up on asking someone else.
April 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Some more examples of my colour photography
95% of the time I will either shoot in Black & White film, or convert my digital photos to Black & White. However these are more examples of my work in all it’s colourful glory.
March 13, 2012 § 5 Comments
Follow your instinct!
A couple of days ago I finished eating and was drinking a coffee. When from no where I had this amazing urge to go out into the dark and shoot Street Photography using no flash. I have no idea where this instant strong desire came from, as I had not been reading any articles or watching online videos that may have influenced. Intrigued why I felt this feeling I followed my instinct and headed out into the city streets of Glasgow. I knew I was taking a risk, but it felt right and worth the risk.
I am glad I did it, below are are a few photo’s I captured and that I am happy with. :)