Seven Thoughts on Seven Images – Part Three

Don’t be afraid of the rain. Never spend so much on a camera for street photography that bothers you if it gets wet. Rain brings out a whole new side of the city and the people within. This particular day was a rather fruitful with this image (and another which will be coming) appearing on […]

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Seven Thoughts on Seven Images – Part Two

New techniques, new film, and new locations can help you find new pathways to creative images. Most of my images feature people against cityscape backgrounds. This image was taken back in July 2007 – I was still a relatively young buck still! I had been shooting for some time with digital whilst still in the USA – […]

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Seven Thoughts on Seven Images – Part One

The outfits of the girls in this image helps imagine the original old world charm that Flinders St Station must have had in it’s glory days. It was a very different day out for me, shooting with another photographer, Matt, who has featured before on this blog. I am a pretty solitary beast when out with a […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Andrew G Thomas

Next up from the SITHOM Exhibitors for 2017 is Andrew Thomas! Shot In The Heart of Melbourne is an annual street photography exhibition featuring local artists. It is an absolute must see if you love candid street images. SITHOM Exhibition details Where:  Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002When: Thursday, 11th – Monday, 22nd May, […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Zoe Mongey 2.0

Zoe Mongey is one of my favourite street photographers – I have been following her for some time online, and interviewed her as part of the coverage for the 2016 SITHOM exhibition. You can read the original article here. Let’s ask her some questions about how she has continued to develop over the last couple […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Chris Brown

Up next is Chris Brown, another photographer participating in the Shot In the Heart of Melbourne exhibition. SITHOM Exhibition details Where:  Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002When: Thursday, 11th – Monday, 22nd May, 2017 Weekdays:  10am – 4pm   Weekends:  1pm – 4pm Why Street Photography?: I’m not sure I really know myself, but I […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Susan Brunialti

Shot In The Heart of Melbourne is an annual street photography exhibition featuring local artists. It is an absolute must see if you love candid street images. SITHOM Exhibition details Where:  Victorian Artists Society 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002When: Thursday, 11th – Monday, 22nd May, 2017 Weekdays:  10am – 4pm   Weekends:  1pm – 4pm MSP is […]

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Print Your Work – Join an Exhibition

Photographs need to be printed to live and breathe. In the current world of pixels, screens, and social media, it is easy to forget this. Printing a photograph changes the way I feel about it. Exhibitions are a fantastically rewarding way to achieve this. Entering an exhibition gives you compelling deadlines and commitments you have […]

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The Missed Shot

Initially, I thought I had messed up this shot entirely – but have come to kind of like it after a day of consideration. I have been focusing on a couple of key techniques lately reduce : look for simpler compositions that have less clutter isolate : make sure the subject in each image is […]

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Leica M7 and Summarit-M 35mm f/2.4 ASPH Lens Review

The camera that legends used – Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand…  Leica Cameras are mostly an object of lust for most photographers Here are my thoughts on a second hand Leica M7 body and 35mm lens combo for street photography. Firstly, let’s talk about the Body. Everything is beautiful. I understand now where Apple […]

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Walk Slower – Could It Get Any More Genius?

The Genius Realisation : Walking quickly reduces and compresses the timeline for going through the decision making process.  There is a decision making process I go through every time a potential subject pops up on my radar as I am walking through the city. I am not sure if it is the same for most […]

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Call for Images for Street Photography Exhibition

The Victorian Archives Centre Gallery made contact with me asking for submissions for a street photography exhibition. Let me know if any of you decide to submit an entry! Submissions are now open for 2017 VAC Gallery photography exhibition The Victorian Archives Centre Gallery is seeking images from contemporary street photographers for a new exhibition: […]

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Featured Street Photographer – Jackson Thomas

“I think people always get the tip of “just go shoot” or “shoot shoot shoot” but don’t actually stop to think that knowledge is power and having knowledge gives you different ideas creatively in my opinion.” My favourite quote from our next photographer, Jackson Thomas. Why Street Photography? I built a love for street photography […]

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If you say “no” often enough…

Ever stop and realise that you haven’t seen someone you would normally call a “friend” for a long time. Suddenly, the realisation crashes into you that you have completely lost track of what they are doing and where they are at. They are not really a friend anymore, just somebody you used to know. Usually, it […]

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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 19th November – 12.15pm! 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. Bring you camera, sense of humour, and sit down […]

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I’m Big in Japan – The MSP Guide to Street Photography in Tokyo Part Three

Only a single quick tip today… I have pulled together key survival phrases and words into DL format ready for my Midori Traveller’s Notebook for Japan. You can download the file at the link below! nihongo-japanese-language-cheat-sheets-for-midori-travellers-notebook You can find out more about Midori Notebooks here – they are pretty cool photography accessories…   Part One […]

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I’m Big in Japan – The MSP Guide to Street Photography in Tokyo Part Two

Japan is full of delightful quirks and eccentricities. With an upcoming trip on the horizon, I thought I would add a few more random, hard-won tips! 11. Learn Some Language. No matter where I go in the world, learning some useful, polite phrases seem to unlock doors. Just having a try at saying “please” and “thank […]

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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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