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Discouraged? Develop a Split Personality…

There are times when everyone gets frustrated with their images. Surfing the interwebs to see other photographers’ feeds can be inspiring and instructional. But let’s admit it – sometimes it can also be demoralising… depending on your state of mind. The little man in the back of my head starts piping up – “when are […]

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Sony RX1R 11 First Impressions

The Sony RX1R ii is a brilliant little camera that costs as much as a second hand Hyundai… If you can get over the sticker shock, it is a wonderful tool for street photography. I was recently lucky enough to access one to review… This camera takes great pictures. Every camera that costs more than […]

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Melbourne Street Photography Meetup Sat 16th July!

Melbourne Street Photographers Luncheon at Loop Rooftop Bar July 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm LOOP Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Come along for a light luncheon and refreshments at The Loop Rooftop Bar. Talk street photography, gear, and whatever. Bring your camera. https://www.facebook.com/events/1560146464279495/

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Sydney Street Photography – Some things I learnt shooting a compact digital!

Well, it turns out that Sydney is a pretty photogenic place! Who would have thought it? I popped up to Sydney this week on a short break from work for 3 nights. I needed a fresh place to see and photograph. Travelling to new places is a powerful way to challenge your approach, thinking, and […]

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July Street Photography Luncheon…

Event details are here : https://www.facebook.com/events/1560146464279495/ Come along and meet some other (mostly!) Melbourne based street photographers. June’s Lunch was quite a good afternoon, so we thought we would do it again. Bring your camera, some stories, and some pocket money for lunch and refreshments! See you on Saturday 15th July at Midday at Loop […]

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Meet at Loop Rooftop Bar

Thanks to the crew that came along to the Rooftop Bar yesterday! We had a great afternoon sharing street photography stories and talking gear. It would seem a luncheon is a little easier to get to than breakfast… It was great to meet a few people that I have either followed or discussed stuff with […]

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Yes, I have a stationary fetish… Midori Traveller’s Notebook Review

Who else loves notebooks? I constantly on the hunt for different notebooks for different purposes. Lately, I have been thinking about the right notebook to take to Japan later in the year. On my last trip, I was accompanied by a soft cover Moleskine Classic Large (14cm x 21cm) notebook. Over the years, I have […]

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Meetup – Come along for a light lunch and refreshments!

Melbourne Street Photography will be hosting a meetup at the Loop Rooftop bar, Saturday 11th June – midday! Why not come along – the worst thing that could happen is that you have a beer and meet some like minded peeps to talk photography, cameras, and stuff. The last meet at Denis the Menace in […]

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I signed up for an online Udemy course…

I have been a long time fan of Thomas Leuthard, a street photographer based in Switzerland. I love photographers who are also able to share how they get to the final image. Understanding the thought process and techniques someone else uses is invaluable in developing your own skills. I often read and look at other […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Hudson Hilliard

We glance at those small moments, but then they’re gone and you think nothing more of them. But when you capture them (especially with film, in my case) you get a small glimpse into someone’s norm, the routine of their life. Why Street Photography? The reason I have such a draw to street photography is […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Joseph Chow

“I started by just shooting random things in the city. Just because. I didn’t really “know” about street photography until a few years ago when I suddenly found this stuff on the “internet”. Now I’m engrossed in it.” Joseph Chow is our next featured street photographer. Let’s hear what he has to say! Why Street […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Mathew Mangnall

Mathew is a passionate monochromatic photographer, capturing images of Sydney on his way to and from graveyard shift work. Mathew is passionate about promoting his love of street photography on his web and facebook sites. Why Street Photography  I struggled for a long time with what style of photography to start with. I had my mind […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Joe Jongue

“Best of all, [Street Photography] starts the moment you step out the front door…” My favourite quote from our next photographer, Joe Jongue. Why Street Photography? Street Photography to me is the capture of humanity and culture in its rawest form. It is unique in that no two shots will ever be the same, so every […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 9 – Exploring Lines

Other artists can be a great source of inspiration to try something new. I don’t often take a lot of skyline or architectural images, but after visiting the Frank Gehry exhibition in Tokyo I couldn’t wait to have a crack at it. I have a couple of mates who do it rather well… Jes is […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 8

Great photographers, and artists in general, often explore self portraits as a path to creative growth. For me, it helps my understanding of the relationship between what camera and subject – how changing what one is doing affects the other. It is also interesting to look at yourself, and maybe discover something new. And most importantly, […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Mike Reed

Why Street Photography? As a kid I always loved to wander with foot and mind, the back streets, lanes and places. My father was a kind of ‘rag and bone’ man. Thus I am a flâneur, a collector of junk, detritus, books, photographs. A camera was something I could use easily use and carry as […]

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Meeting Other Photographers

Need some inspiration or want to learn some new approaches to your photography? Then meet with a few peeps for coffee or a beer! It has been some time since I actually sat down with people who share a passion for street photography. Emailing and participating online is just not the same as actually sitting […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Peter Waters

Peter on his Leica : “In camera speak it says “I’m the camera of Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston, Winogrand, Capa, Arbus and built to take photos of significance – make it meaningful and don’t f*** it up”. Welcome to another jam packed edition of MSP’s “Featured Street Photographer”. Hmmm, maybe I need a more catchy title for the series? […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Steele McWilliams

Next up is Steele McWilliams, a Melbourne based photographer focused on still life photography and documenting the everyday occurrences of life… Steele has great taste in cameras and beer. How about his images? Why Street Photography? It’s a thrill going out and not knowing what I might capture. I could go out and capture the fast paced […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Nathan Larkin

You can find Nathan on the interwebs here : http://nathan-larkin.format.com/home Why Street Photography? I love the street.. I can tell the story I see, or I can make up something over the course of a day or so. I walk around in my own little world thinking about the stories people may or may not […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Ashley Linford

Ashley is a bit of world traveller, currently based in Sydney. You can find Ashley on the interwebs here : Twitter – @adlstreettog Flickr – ashley linford Instagram – @goingeast365 Website – http://www.ashleylinfordstreetphotography.wordpress.com Why Street Photography? Street photography kind of just happened for me to be honest, I would scan through my images after a […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Ed Worthington

Welcome to the first of a new series of featured Street Photographers. First up is Ed Worthington – a street photographer with Sideshow Bob feet… Why Street Photography? I wrote a blog entry about this not too long ago and the two main points I made were to do with the human condition itself and […]

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Free Ebook Download #2 – 2015 Melbourne Street Photography Article Archive!

I have published all the articles from MSP in 2015 in a nice PDF book, suitable for reading at your leisure. Please feel free to share with anyone interested in Street Photography. Here is the link : Melbourne Street Photography 2015 Oh, and here is the link to the 2014 Articles : Melbourne Street Photography […]

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Share What You Do… Feature Your Work on Melbourne Street Photography!

I would love to feature some street photography blogs or galleries here each week. Fill out the form below and stay tuned. Please keep in mind that it may take some time to publish your profile! Please make sure you have a careful think about what you want to say, and really give some details. […]

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Free Ebook Download – 2014 Melbourne Street Photography Article Archive!

Click here to download all the articles published in 2014 at Melbourne Street Photography in one delightful PDF! Please feel free to share with anyone interested in Street Photography. Here is the link : Melbourne Street Photography 2014 Article Archive I have been on hiatus somewhat lately, and wanted to share something for you to read […]

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Free MoMA Photography Course

A free, six week course from The Museum of Modern Art in New York has popped up on Coursera. Led by Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, the course introduces learners to firsthand perspectives and ideas from artists and scholars about what a photograph is and the many ways in which photography has been used […]

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Be Inspired by Others…

Galleries are a wonderful place to inspire new ideas when your creativity is on life support… and the provide perfect opportunities for some great images. On my recent jaunt to Japan, I visited the 21_21 Design Sight Gallery in Tokyo to see the Frank Ghery exhibition. You can check it out here. The exhibition was created […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 7

Be ready for your “decisive moment”. Make sure your camera is ready to take the shot with only an instant’s notice. I was sitting down at the Miraikan Museum, resting for a moment after having been completely through all the exhibits. The shapes in the foyer were pretty cool, and I was thinking through how best […]

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