I'm Not Good At Street Photography, I'm Just Not Scared

I'm Not Good At Street Photography, I'm Just Not Scared

Today I used Lightroom Mobile to capture images on the street for the first time. I recently remembered that you can sync images from Lightroom Mobile right to the Lightroom desktop application. This was huge for me as I'm fucking tired of syncing via Airdrop... It legit takes forever to select which images you want to import.

Anyway, when syncing the images I noticed each one took about 10-20 seconds, quite long, but worth it considering the images were RAW. This also gave me a little bit of time to inspect each image. I had nothing else to do so I looked over them one by one as they dropped in. I didn't make any changes, simply evaluated them based on quality.

In each image (for the most part) I noticed something that I didn't quite see in real time... Now I know, to a certain extent, this is expected, I'm looking at still images of a live moment, surely I couldn't see everything during the time of photographing, but man, some of these things were right in my face and I didn't even notice them

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Camera Therapy: Lens Therapy Photowalk | Belle Isle Conservatory

Camera Therapy: Lens Therapy Photowalk | Belle Isle Conservatory

It's been a while since I've been on a photo walk. In fact, the last one was at Eastern Market with the same group. Every time I go to these type of events I come home with a small amount of photographs, I've finally come to the conclusion that photo walks aren't for me... At least when taking street photographs is the priority.

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Camera Therapy: Mexicantown

Camera Therapy: Mexicantown

One of my main goals for the 2nd half of the year is to explore my city more. A lot of my work takes place in Downtown Detroit and quite frankly I'm getting bored of the area. It's the same people, the same shot over and over again. Here's my first attempt photographing outside my comfort zone, here's my recent street session in Mexicantown. I only had a short time to photograph there, but I'm definitely going back.

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Camera Therapy: An Hour A Day

Camera Therapy: An Hour A Day

People often reach out to me and ask me how I'm so productive. How do I balance a blog, a vlog, my personal life and still have time to shoot and edit? The answer, I simply dedicate an hour each day to my craft. I feel like the majority of us have this idea that street photography has to be this long, strenuous process... It doesn't, in fact, if you have that type of mentality chances are you won't even do it.

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Camera Therapy: Pre-Focus

Camera Therapy: Pre-Focus

If you've yet to shoot with a manual lens then it's something I highly recommend! I know to some of you that might seem like odd advice considering today's technology. Everything is automatic, auto-focus is a shit ton faster and you probably dropped 2K on your most recent DSLR to make sure your street kit was the latest and greatest. Trust me, I get it, I too am a believer in taking advantage of toady's technology, however, every know and then it's just therapeutic to take a step back.

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