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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.


A “classical” approach: follow a direction:


A countercurrent...a salmon ūüôā


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


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


…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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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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Geometric Street photography

Hello,¬†yestarday I was looking at an historical palace because there was on its wall an intersting shadow, when I saw a girl that was walking along that wall…I noticed that there was an intersting geometric similitude¬†between the street-lamp’s shadow and the girl’s trolley…so I started to take (a lot of ) photos. Please see here my little photographic story…and the final result.

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Rejected shots

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Final result

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A good exercise: play with differences.

As I said in another post, a good exercise in Street Photography is to look for similarity , But the opposite is also true: looking for differences:

Small sizes…and…large sizes..

Small size large size


Young and old

Young and old


I’m different!

I'm different


He’d like to be like Batman….but…ehm..



Black and Light blue

Black and light blue




Stay always on the scene

When we find a good moment/scene to catch, we cannot stop at the first shot..we have to stay there to wait for other moments. In this case I found the result of a good chess move: before and after. Of course I asked the players a permission to take photos. Two images that must to be toghether like a very short film!

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Likeness,similarity & analogy

I like photographs where there are likeness, not only in a direct way but also in different conjugations. You know that I’m stingy with words…so a picture is worth a thousand words….so please see the following examples ūüôā¬† In this pictures the likeness & similarities are clear: I insert some highlights to indicate what captured my attention.

White stripes

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A difficult choice?

Some time ago I was walking on the Walls of the city of Lucca and I saw a very interesting place. As you can see in the pictures below there are geometry and simmetry:

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So I decided to wait for a human presence: in the street-photography people are essential for a good picture. I took a lot of photos with my Fujifilm X100T before to find the “best one”.

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