What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume Four

Camera INFO:  Fujifilm X100F | f/8 | 1/600th | ISO 200 Let’s talk for a minute about being prepared, both mentally and physically, when we are out shooting on the streets. My approach to street photography is usually more methodical than reactive, working to build an image...

Les Rues De Paris | The Streets of Paris – Part Three

 “Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud I have just returned from a week spent shooting in San Francisco, a trip that filled my cup with new photos to share and new stories to tell.  It was a week,...

What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume Two

Camera information:  Fujifilm X100F | f/7.1  | 1/550th | ISO 200 It was 2:30pm as we emerged from Vancouver International Airport into the warm summer sun, 15 hours after we had checked out of our hotel in Paris and started the long journey home.  Somewhere over...

What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume One

Camera information:  Fujifilm X100F | f/8 | 1/640th | ISO 200 I recently re-read one of my favourite photography quotes from Ansel Adams: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it” This statement is absolutely true.  To quote David Hobby, we should...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part Five

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.  The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”   – Henri Cartier-Bresson Details matter, it’s the little things that count…. how many times have you heard sentiments like this before?  In this series we have looked at a...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part Four

There are many street photographers that only shoot in a candid fashion.  They wish to remain invisible, unseen, photographing the streets without interacting with their subjects.  Some feel that this is the only way street photography should be shot, preferring the more candid approaches...

Creative Composition In Street Photography – Part Three

“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” -Robert Doisneau In part two of this series we spoke about my favourite approach to street photography, which is to build a photograph in...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part Two

When I work with people new to street photography, I find that some are surprised by how slow and deliberate many photographers are when they shoot.  It is a romantic notion to think of the street photographer as someone who is constantly on the...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part One

There is no genre of photography that brings me joy like street photography does.  When I explore the streets of a city I see photos everywhere, the world a stage filled with wonderful people and interesting moments.  It has been said before that a street...