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Friday, December 2, 2022

Melbourne Candid Series #162


He is quite charming. There are a lot of ladies screaming in the audience. 

Some tell me street photography is easy. But taking good street photography is very hard. 

Federation Square, Melbourne

Canon 5D 

EF 135mm f2 L

This is linking to Black and White Photo Hub

Friday, June 23, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #365 Lygon Street Carlton


Lygon Street pub corner 

Rather bustling atmosphere in this dying part of town 

Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM

I come across this argument in a local street photography forum "Edit or no edit" 

"If you post process, it doesn't mean that you haven't learned the equipment or your style. In fact some who post process know their equipment intimately knowing very well the bounds of the tools available to them.

Also, post processing predates digital by a long way. Are those who dodged and burned in the darkroom not real photographers, or photographers with extra skill sets?

If you take what you can get out of in camera jpeg as a strict constraint, that means that you have accepted the choices your camera's engineers made for prioritising highlights, shadows, saturation etc. Even if you're a 100% manual shooter, you have accepted that you're going to let the camera make a lot of decisions on processing for you.

If you shoot raw and post process, you are no less of a photographer because of it. If you choose an in camera preset or film sim, again you have accepted someone else's choices for final processing.

If you have files from 2008 in low light, they look noisy because digital cameras sucked at low light in 2008. If you feed those old photos into software in 2023 that can recognise sensor noise and correct it with a high degree of accuracy, it doesn't mean that you didn't know how to use a camera in 2008. You may have just accepted noise as a trade-off for a reasonable exposure.

If you have a camera released this year and push iso in a difficult situation to get the shot rather than not, knowing that software in 2023 can correct sensor noise really well, it doesn't mean that you didn't learn your equipment. It could just mean that you know enough to get the shot rather than not."

Check out Candid 216 and FACE OFF

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #360 Elizebath St, Melbourne


I attempted 135mm fixed focal length to do a trial candid shoot in street. Quite a different perspective. The folks in camera club often told me not to use telephoto lenses in street photography.

Sony A7RV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM

Check out Candid 213

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #313 De Graves St


The usual over-priced alley snap. A little twist with motion blur 

I have sided with Instagram style street shots that do not show people's faces clearly. This is actually considered as a taboo in street photography. But I notice every wrong style is now acceptable - thanks to smart phone prevalence. 

Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6

Check out Candid 196

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #252 Prahan Square, Prahan


Nike fan for sure. I am testing out ultra-wide angle lens for street photography. It is too hard to use and too many distracting details are included in the frame unnecessarily.

Prahan, Melbourne

Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6

Check out Candid 113

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #419 Elizabeth St


After testing out most focal lengths for street photography, I still prefer 24mm the best. Ideally it would be 35mm that does the best in the past experiences. I just have not invested in a 35mm prime anymore. 

Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM

Check out Candid 253