Finding a suitable street photography camera is important. Suitable for the photographer's style and bank balance. There are so many cameras today and so many situations. Here's my thinking and some suggestions...
Category: General Photography
I am not a great fan of editing. I always try to get it right in camera. Getting to grips with Lightroom 6 has made me recognise opportunities and I wanted to share some of my progress from the last few days.
I now have 4 older Nikkor manual metal lenses and each is an engineering masterpiece. The glass, the metal milling and the smooth operation feel just right, as lenses should. Solid, well made, compact and quality sum them up rather well.
Today we had 2 little deliveries from NinjaFrederick within an hour and a half. Luckily they were dead! Over the last weeks we have had live mice and even a living blackbird, all screeching in his jaws! And yes the living are captured and returned to the garden.
In preparation for an corporate event job where I need to deliver pictures “real-time” I have been playing with Lightroom. I am creating a set of “presets” to recover images from the immediate problems that I know I will encounter. I will make them available to Youtube followers once I have finished the development process...
I wanted to share some of my "private portraits". Mainly because with my travel and street photography I shy away from such direct people images, so there is little ability for others to see what I do.
The rules and protections for photographing people in a public space differ from country to country. Surely though, irrespective of the laws, street photographers have a responsibility to care about the dignity and the privacy of the people we photograph? I think we do.
Irrespective of your experience, skill, camera, budget or time, the images that you produce represent your view of the world. It makes no difference if someone likes, or dislikes your images. They are your images.
"Whilst times change, and we change with the times" is mostly true, I find that I am photographically and compositionally still as weird today as I was at the beginning.
I use digital as if it were manual analogue, so my setup is perhaps a little strange considering many people at JCH seem to be very into film. I use the Nikon D5200, together with Nikkor AIS lenses. I started this round of camera with the D5200 and the 18-105mm kit lens. The images were