street photography portraits

Street Portraits

I went out with Alex for a walkabout around lower Manhattan to get some street portraits . While we were walking around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan near the corner of Pearl and Hanover Square I saw the perfect light for what I was looking to get and the light pole he was leaning on was just and added bonus to get to him to pose for the camera.

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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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End of the Graveyard Shift

I work the overnight or graveyard shift on weekends and I tend to walk home from work so I can snap shoots because my need to capture an image can be consider almost an addiction. I walk post this door at the Lackawanna Station in Hoboken and this was the only photo I took that I actually found some sort of connection too.

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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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The Village Halloween Parade

This is an old shot that I came across while doing Lightroom maintenance. Year after year you can see people who love New York City during Christmas for the lights, Rockefeller Centers giant Christmas Tree and the window scenes at some flagship department stores, but The Village Halloween Parade beats all that by a mile and it your are planning a holiday to New York City might I suggest the end of October. 

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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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Walkabout

I wonder every day why I sit in one location even when the temps can cause frostbite just waiting for something to come into frame, I still don’t have an answer except for it isn’t work and while the opinions of others do matter slightly I don’t do this for anyone but myself. 

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