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
When DPReviewTV ranked the Fujifilm XF10 as the third worst camera of 2018 I was honestly shocked. This is a market that I knew Fujifilm wanted to overtake, as it’s currently being dominated by one camera, the Ricoh GR II. In my opinion this wasn’t a hard feat, the Ricoh GR II is outdated, it only offers 16.2 megapixels, which is considered low based on today’s standards and it only offers 4FPS, this may not be a big deal to some, but that’s quite slow for those who shoot in burst mode. Read More
Yes folks, I have switched to the dark side. I’m officially made the switch to film photography! Okay, I’m just kidding, I haven’t 100% made the switch, but I did buy a few rolls of CineStill 800T and I invested about $15 into a point & shoot camera, the Olympus Stylus Zoom 140. I was turned on by a YouTube video that I saw BigHeadTaco post. His images were so cinematic and honestly, they just blew me away. Read More