Category Archives: street photography

Vintage Steam Train

Some analogic shots ( do you knot what is an analogic film? ) of an old steam train at the station. Camera: Nikon FM3A, with Ilford HP5. I developed the film and printed it at home…it’s not difficult ūüôā¬† The “taste” of an analogic film is very special!

 

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Photo of the day

My last picture is “Photo of the day” on http://www.maxartis.com.

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Pedestrian Crossing

 

I have a lucky place in my city where I can see from above a¬†pedestrian crossing. This road sign is very particular because at the beginning is semi-circular and it’s near a white straight line. The best time to take some pictures is during a rainy day because the asphalt takes an intensive black color…and there are umbrellas. Another good time is during the sunset: we can “play” with shadows.

The man of the stripes

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A white dressed woman..near the white stripes

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Semi-circular stripes and a semi-circular umbrella’s strip

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At sunset … playing whit shadows

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It’s like a black&white pictures…whit a red important “point”

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Different approaches to a wall

How many ways can we photograph a blank wall? It’s not a very-very blank wall…there is something that we can use to “custom” it: in this case there are two road signs.

Here is the “track”..and, as we are speacking about Street Photographs, we need a human subject.

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A “classical” approach: follow a direction:

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A countercurrent...a salmon ūüôā

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A moving countercurrent… if you want an “artistc” picture!

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More motion? Very simple:¬† wait for a fast¬†cyclist ( always as “artistic” picture! )

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…uhhhmmmm… there something missig: a car or 2 persons ( there are 2 signals on the wall ) or, better, a person with a blue/white dress (!)… The main key is “Fantasy”! With fantasy we can “paint” (photograph) a simple blank wall in 1000 ways. For this example I used a Sony Rx100M3.

 

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Raindrops keep falling on my .. puddle!

After a rainy day I often take my camera and I take a walk on the streets/squares of my city: I like to take photos of reflections from puddles. To achieve a good result I use a wide angle lens and I put the camera at ground level ( better if the camera has a tilting display )¬†but it’s not enough! To obtain a different picture ( from other millions of the same type ) we need some fantasy : in my example a friend that helped me to have a drop in the puddle….

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With a “little” detail

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I think that the second one is better…do you agree?

Note: Amphitheater Square in the city of Lucca, Italy

Mister Silhouette & Miss Shadow

I think that a good exercise in Street-Photography is to take pictures of silhouettes & shadows. First of all: shadows are better at sundown or sunrise because they are longer that in other times of the day. The second tip is to go in the same place just¬†at those¬†times of day¬†because the shadows are very different and the scenes can be better. In any case patience¬†must be our¬†preferred “weapon”: we can find a good mix between shadows and lights but we have to wait for the right subject! At the end: don’t forget to expose for the lights…better using spot-meter and locking the measure…so when your subject is coming¬†we are ready for the snap.

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