People say gear doesn’t matter and in terms of capturing pictures, I agree. You can honestly use anything, a smartphone, a point & shoot camera… a huge DSLR if that’s what you have. We live in a time where technology is so advanced and it’s so cheap, you know, compared to 20 years ago. People often ask what camera I shoot with and rightfully so, I change them every few months.
Lately I’ve been more vocal about my setup, letting you guys know what I use, what I no longer use and everything in between. However, there is one question that I’ve kind of held back from answering and that’s because I didn’t quite have the answer… until now. Read More
I’ve been scouring #streetphotography on Instagram and Twitter and let me tell you something… you guys suck at editing. I’m not saying that to be rude, but someone needs to say it. I’m not sure if you’re not exporting your images properly or what, but the majority of people’s photographs look so pixelated and flat. There was one in particular that really caught my eye, it was so bad, I want to post it as a reference, but out of respect I won’t. The image looked grey, super desaturated and it was grainy, not the good type of grainy, not Porta 400, but noisy… yeah that’s a better word! The image looked smashed together, the aspect ratio look super out of whack, again could be an exporting issue, but I’m not sure. Read More
Bruce Gilden is one of the top street photographers of our generation. He’s controversial, talented and he has his own style… So there’s no question as to why some might want to emulate him. I look at his work and I think to myself, I could do this, I have 2 out of the 3 things he possesses. I’m confident out on the streets, I’m not afraid to get up close and personal. His style, I also have the ability to see how he shoots, it’s pretty well documented, so I didn’t think I’d have a problem replicating it. The only thing I didn’t own at the time was a flash and you all know that was an easy fix… Read More
I’ve been stepping outside of Downtown Detroit lately, mostly because I no longer live near the area, but ultimately because I’m quite bored with it. Detroit is the most talked about city and rightfully so, especially with it reemerging, but it hasn’t quite reemerged yet… It’s pretty dead in terms of foot traffic. It kind of reminds me of Chicago, not the foot traffic aspect, Chicago is booming, but if you want to photograph the locals, you have to kind of step outside of the Downtown area. Read More
If I have to recommend one thing to you guys… it’s to try something new. As street photographers it’s easy for us to get caught up in our same old routine. We shoot with the same camera, the same lens at the same place… typically at the same time. Switch it up, have some fun. No one is going to revoke your “street card”.
What I’ve been doing lately is shooting with manual lenses. They make street photography more challenging (even though at times it’s difficult af) and it allows you to have some fun that you can’t really exercise with modern lenses today. For example, the ability to shoot wide open at f/0.95, that’s exactly what I did in my most recent session. Read More
Hey guys, if you’ve been following along then you’ll probably know my Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end. I’m proud to say that I have met my goal (as of now), but I’m still very far away from my stretch goal. With that being said I’ve added some extra rewards to the campaign. For 24 hours, you’ll be able to grab a signed 8x12 Have a Nice Day Print. This print has been sold out in my web shop for quite some time and after this I plan to slow down the amount of prints I make of this image. Read More
Okay… So this isn’t really a lens review, “Testing out a cheap lens for the day” is probably a better title, but it doesn’t have the same ring to it, so I decided not to go with it. First impression might have made the cut as well, but that’s what I call my actual lens reviews, so yeah, that was also out of the question.
Anyway, this is a new series you guys will start seeing on my YouTube channel I’ll be taking cheap lenses, mainly vintage lenses as well as modern units manufactured in China and testing them for a few hours on the streets. Read More