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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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