Pagespics Street Photography Basics

Part 2 of a 3 part series:  Framing your Street Photography

OK, you have the camera. If not then look at part one of this series, ‘Street Photography Basics: The Camera’. Now it’s time to take some shots. Here is a secret…

Framing does not matter. What’s in the frame counts.

Here are some recent pictures that I think have an interesting subjects. I will talk more about the framing later.pagespics-1-of-1-2

This was a girl on the way to school. I think there is a good story here. Although the shot of her face is fairly close up, the strap of her school bag tells us a little more. The Chinese script in the background places her location. Read More

Street Photography Basics. The Camera.

This is part of a three part series on how to start Street Photography…

Good Street Photography is difficult. I have recently read an article whereby a very experienced photographer stated that 99% of all Street Photographs are crap. He may have been more blunt…

This article may help you enter the exciting world of street photography. Let’s start with the basics.

  1. The Camera

It is not important. This is the thing that many new photographers stress out about. You are not alone, experienced photographers also obsess about gear – and this includes me. Here is the truth, the camera is the least of your worries. There are many great websites showcasing some awesome photography, go look at them and I defy you to spot the difference between a shot taken with an iphone or a high end professional DSLR.

These photos were taken with three different cameras of mine, a Nikon D7100, a Ricoh Grii and an old film camera. Can you tell which is which?

  1. The Camera

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Trump and Street Photography

What has Trump got to do with street photography? Good question, glad you asked.

Warning – this gets political and a little heavy. Pretty pictures at the end if you just want to skip to that bit!

I have just returned from a week spent in a small rural school outside of Beijing. While there I worked with colleagues and local teachers as part of a charity organisation linked to where I work. Not surprisingly, I took my camera and managed to get a few sneaky shots. On my return to Shanghai I found out that Trump won the election and I felt the world had shifted.

pagespics-1-of-1-12Schoolboy, Beijing, 2016

Photography – I will get there, hang in on this…. Read More

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