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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Featured Street Photographer #4 – Cameron Delaney

Highlighting the work of some other Aussie Street Photographers has been a blast. Cameron Delaney is the latest to share his work with Melbourne Street Photography. Cameron is based in the Byron Shire, New South Wales, about 50 kms south from the Queensland border. A tough place to be a street photographer… Limited locations! You can […]

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Featured Street Photographer #3 – Carmelina Pascoe

Next up is Carmelina Pascoe, a talented Melbourne based photographer who is also about to spend some serious time in a very photogenic New York City. Can’t wait to see what she shoots there! Carmelina’s site and instagram feed are all exceptionally well curated, which makes them exciting and inspiring to visit. Carmelina is on the interwebs […]

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Some Melbourne Street Images

Some images taken over the last two weeks in Melbourne. I don’t post a lot of my own images here, as the whole social media cycle of feeling the need to shoot / post, shoot / post, shoot / post, was becoming a real chore. But hey, I like doing the less expected thing sometimes… […]

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Learn to Fear the Missed Opportunity

Decide to take the shot more often. There are so many regrets for the images not taken. So many street photographers I have met have an inner dialogue going on inside their heads, driving passivity and fear. This inner dialogue leads to “shooting from the hip” and various avoidance enabling gadgets like this. Shooting at […]

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Notebook Project – Discarded Objects – Post Review

Packed the Nikon F100 with a macro lens and headed into the city to see if I could capture “discarded objects” as a theme. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. My ability to notice detail is quite limited. Combine this with a lack of patience, and you have some serious […]

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Book Review : Henri Cartier-Bresson “The Decisive Moment”

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The Decisive Moment” is one of the most recognised photographic books every released. The “spiritual father” of street photography was very fond of presenting his work in books rather than prints. The Matisse cover is just the first of many joys the book will bring you. The book has been reprinted by Steidl but […]

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