Street photography

Walkabout

When I’m walking around the city I’m not looking for anything in particular to photograph. I might shoot something like the shot here in the LES skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge or I might have my tripod setup hunting light trails, but I will Most likely  be sitting in a bar taking a shot of a beer for another site I run because beer is delicious for those of you who are of age to enjoy it. Please forgive the shit grammar, I’m learning to write better but with old age comes a stubbornness that doesn’t want to learn new things. 

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The First day

I took this shot on my Fujica ST705 using some Kodak 100 TMax and it is one of my favorite shots that I have taken since I started using film again because it was my first day of going to college. I know it doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but I was nearly 40 years old and had never been to college and I can say from without a doubt (I technically have a career) it really isn’t worth the trouble accept for the piece of paper I will get when I graduate and truthfully I’m only still going because a of person who pushed to do it and the others who continue to push me, but again I still think it is a huge waste of time in my opinion and if you are going keep it up because it will build character... Hopefully. 

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Friday Morning Walkabout

Shot from a Friday morning walkabout with Lorenzo Mitil who was out shooting some Cinestill BwXX around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. Side note check out the Oculus during the morning rush hour, it’s like watching an episode of Planet Earth the only thing missing is Sir David Attenborough narrating. 

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Cinestill BwXX

I first saw a few images that were shot using Cinestill BwXX and wanted to get a roll or two to test out. I looked for it at B & H Photo Video and saw it was on back order which had it for the best price so when they did get back in stock I order two rolls, also I did see it on Amazon but for double the price of all the stores that did carry it. The first roll I just started shooting around the city in the Financial District because you can get harsh light and dark shadows you can get and shot the second roll down in Philadelphia where I did get some decent shots. If your like me and only shoot black and white when using film you will love images you get from it, believe me even the really shit images I took have me looking them over twice just because of the feel the film gives them.

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Jesus just chilling in Philly

Walking around New York City you will see some very “interesting” things, but the city of Philadelphia is a very close second with the amount of “interesting” things you will see. 

Shot on a Canon AE1 using Cinestill BwXX

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I chase the light

Like the title says I chase the light when I’m on a walkabout. I love an area the has a large amount buildings that are close together where it chops the light up and bounces the light off other buildings, it is I my opinion the best free studio any photographer can afford.

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I had to take the shot

While walking taking some street portraits of a friend we ended up on Stone Street which was packed for an early afternoon. I happened to be standing behind a father and son who where most likely on holiday and when I saw them setting up I had to take the shot because it is in my nature to keep capturing things I see on the streets.

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Philadelphia

Went on a day trip down to the City of Brotherly Love for a walkabout. I thought New York City was interesting, but Philly is coming in at a close second to it. I saw some very interesting people hanging on the streets in Center City. If you have a chance to get the Philadelphia even for a couple of hours you should the amount of history the city has plus the the people who inhabit the city will make it worth the trip.

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Sunday Morning Meetings


If you every happen to see this gentleman say hello. His is the friendliest bus driver you will ever meet even on a Sunday morning during a walk of shame! 

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High ISO

I hear all sorts of negativity about using a high IOS because it will ruin you shot, but that is the opinion of the person making the comment. I will take the shot not matter what ISO my camera is on just so I can get the shot, I will try to make sure it is a low as possible, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.

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Lady in Red

I once heard a photographer say there is a trifecta street shot that would be his holy gail of shots and it would be an older women in a house coat smoking a cigarette pushing a baby carriage and I think I got pretty close that with this one. She did give me a dirty look and message after I took the shot, but that is something to be expected when you out shooting street photography.

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What I do before and while I'm at work

Some shots from a small shoot I did last week with All I Can Be Is ME. I like the the way the color edits came out, but the black and white edits speak so much more.

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