Someone taking out one of the city hire-bikes, Barcelona. Taken with a full-frame DSLR and 50mm lens. This shows clearly the difference between images taken with the smaller cameras and those take with a large DSLR. The subject is looking away, giving time to move in to position to get the composition, aim the camera and focus. The slower photographic process usually results in a much better composed picture (the verticals and symmetry here were wonderful), but lacks the spontaneity of the images from the smaller cameras. I really like the look […]
A mixture of soft-core pornography and hard-core science fiction at the Sant Antoni Sunday book market, Barcelona.
It is getting too hot here, and it seems like we have jumped straight from winter in to mid-summer.
Street art, Barcelona.
Fruit stand with giant melons (well, sandías), Carrer de la Riera Alta, Barcelona.
Disconcertingly cheerful butcher’s delivery alongside a meat carcass, Carrer de Jerusalem (La Boqueria), Barcelona.
This post describes the cameras that we [or at least one of us – the other is an innocent accomplice – ed] use for Street Photography and the characteristics of each. In street photography, the camera you use is at least as important for the relationship to the subject and your ability to use it fluidly and transparently as it is to image quality. Camera choice is a very personal and subjective topic, and so this is going to be a very subjective post. Currently we use three different cameras: […]
Two women chatting and smoking near the Boqueria, Carrer de la Petxina, Barcelona. One of the odd things about photographing Barcelona is how similar some of these images are to those taken in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Depending on your perspective, a sport, an art-form or the scourge of the streets (particularly at 1am, when the boards make an incredibly loud sound that seems to resonate between the buildings). Joaquin Costa, Barcelona.
School run with bicycle and greyhound. Carrer Ferlandina, Barcelona.
Early morning workers waiting for a delivery, La Rambla, Barcelona.
Posters for the anarcho-syndicalist CNT alongside a shopper, Barcelona. Spain still retains an odd tension between a strong grass-roots socialist perspective and increasingly right-wing parties, such as the current PP – a direct descendent of Franco’s fascist regime.
Carrer de la Riera Alta, Barcelona.
So who was she? The lady with the funny name and the space hair. An old friend of mine. What, like an ex?
I have uploaded a short technical article on 35mm equivalence for APSC, micro-4/3 and compact cameras. The article explains why there is no inherent advantage to using a large camera for street photography when shooting stopped down (for example, when using zone-focussing). Click this link or image above to read more…