One hour in Carlisle.

Ripleysbaby

supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
Cumbria UK
Garry
Im a big fan of street photography but i'm nervous about actually doing it. This year i'm going to get over it ! You have to start somewhere and the small village I live in isn't it.
So today I told myself "One hour in Carlisle" . I started off with a couple of shots without people, ease myself in gently before actually pointing my camera at living breathing people, and trying not to fall into the trap of snapping peoples backs. I mean anyone can do that,
right ? I've been wanting to get to grips with street for ever, I hope this might get me away from photographing my poor old dogs, they must be sick of me looking at them through a lens. Reckon 20k pictures of them is more than enough.
Anyway back to the street. So today, armed with a Ricoh GR and a little encouragement and link from Olivier Duong, off i went. Shot raw, processed in LR. A couple using Don Springer's Streetshooter presets.


Hope you like them. Me ? I think it was a good start.

untitled-100310 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100315 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100308 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100314 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100309 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100290 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100298 by sucofni, on Flickr

untitled-100291 by sucofni, on Flickr
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
You're still getting some backs, but I like the feel of 'em and I like the one of the couple reading the paper, or looking at a map or whatever. I find that the more crowded a place I'm in, the easier it is to get in close. Because everyone is pretty much in each other's personal space anyway, and a camera doesn't make that much difference and very few people even notice if you're semi-discrete. Whereas when there aren't that many people around, just the act of getting close is somewhat aggressive and then shooting a photo can really get people's backs up. I personally like really busy street fairs, markets, and busy downtown areas like New York and Philadelphia. Actually, damn near anywhere on Manhattan is busy enough most of the time...

-Ray
 

Ripleysbaby

supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
Cumbria UK
Garry
Thank you. Ray I hear what you are saying about busy and personal space. Although Carlisle is a city it's not a seething metropolis, so
most of the time, around me, there is enough room to swing at lease 4 cats tied nose to tail. There will be more crowds when the weather
gets better. Wet and windy today, so quite. The next busy places would mean a 200 or 160 mile round trip.
Thinking about it , it might be worthwhile.
I'll still be doing shots without people, I like 3 & 5 too.
As for backs. Next time my rules will be 3 hours and no backs. One hour is not enough. (it's all I had today though)
 

Latest threads

Top Bottom