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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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2015 Trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong – Image 1

Thought you might like to see the complete shortlist from my recent trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong. Please note that I am not looking for critique – it kinda sucks the fun out of sharing for me personally, but understand it works for many other people. I am already a pretty tough self-critic… Over […]

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Featured Street Photographer #5 – Michael Zikaras

Michael has a very distinctive style, featuring strong use of colours, combined with light and shade. Many street photographers tend towards featuring black and white monochromatic images. Michael is the exception to the rule. His images make me want to pick up a roll of soon – to – expire Portra 400 and get out […]

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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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Featured Street Photographer #2 – Sean Breadsell

Sean has a very well curated site where he posts his best images. There is very little image clutter due to loving all his creative “children” equally. Having the decisive mindset to pick only your very best images from each shoot is something to aspire to. Forced choice is often my go to tool – one […]

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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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Featured Street Photographer #1 – Ed Fetahovic

What a great place to start with featuring other Street Photographers! Ed is a Perth based SP focusing heavily on his passion for black and white photography. His website, Monochrome View offers a great mix of all kinds of information and thoughts. http://www.monochromview.blogspot.com.au/ Ed approaches his creative growth in a mindful way, ensuring he is […]

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What’s Your Excuse? Tash Wrote a Cookbook…

Everyone can live a more creative life. The access to so many tools to execute your particular artistic objectives must drive the ghost of Shakespeare to #SMH. The same thing that has destroyed the book industry has democratised it. Computers and the internet have decimated the traditional publishing business, but at the same time has […]

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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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Notebook Project – Discarded Objects

Without a plan to succeed and do things, nothing will get done. Just thinking about photography is not going to improve your skills or eye. I have been keeping a diary of ideas to help me when I am looking for inspiration and a reason to walk out the front door and into the world […]

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015 Visit & Is HDR Just a Distraction?

Jumped in the Dodge with a couple of mates, Mrs Melbourne Street Photography, and a camera yesterday and headed off to Ballarat for BIFB 2015. The BIFB is a regular on the photography calendar and is always worth a visit. So, is it worth the visit? For me, no. For you? Maybe. There was a […]

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Creative Exercise – Learn to See More

First of all, make sure it is an interesting day! Secondly, this is not about you but taking the time to see more of the world that exists around you every single day. Now that I have more of an interesting intro for the Facebook leader post, let’s start from the start. I was recently […]

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Photographer Stories Podcasty Stuff

I was recently approached by a mate to be interviewed as part of his ongoing series of podcasts featuring different photographers talking about their work, gear, and how they go about it. You might like to listen to it here. I hate the sound of my own voice and suspect I come across as a […]

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Structuring a Weekend Session

No matter how “arty” an interest is, disciplined regular practice is the best path to enjoyment. Developing and getting progressively better at something is rewarding – whether it be gardening, knitting or something like photography! There are plenty of people who take lots of photos – and happy to get the same results time and time again. […]

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Garry Winogrand – Ideas and Inspiration Part One

Santa tracked down a copy of Garry Winogrand’s “Figments from the Real World” for me last Christmas, and managed to fit in my stocking! As part of trying to get going creatively again, I pulled out the book for the first time as a creative kickstarter. So what did I learn from spending some time with […]

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Running Around the Witch’s Hats… Zone Focus

I fondly remember wet, cold, and muddy Tuesday and Thursday nights at footy training as a teenager. I was never much good at the game, but loved getting out and having a kick around the park. After the Sherrins, the next thing that would come out each night were the red-orange witch’s hats. So, what […]

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Glenferrie Station

Glenferrie Station is a surprising location, nestled amongst our quieter, inner city. A short train ride from the CBD, it’s various nooks and alleys are complex and worth exploring. The entire station can be scouted and shot in less than a half hour if you are keen to pop the shutter and then enjoy one […]

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Overcoming Low Points in the Creative Cycle : First Try

Pulling negatives off the developing reels, squeegeeing, drying, and then scanning. The best part of the week is when the image that appears on the monitor is one you love. The images on my monitor have not been particularly inspiring for me lately. When things seem the same each and every week, then you have […]

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National Gallery Victoria Water Wall

Every street photographer in Melbourne has this shot – and most of them are better than any of mine! I just never seem to quite nail this location. The water wall is a very popular spot for visitors at the entrance of the gallery, and is free to get in to. The gallery is a […]

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Working on Story Telling

What does “story telling”mean in street photography? Defining “story telling” in a way that is relevant to street photography is not completely obvious to me yet – it will take me some time to develop a clear style or techniques to help. The first few steps seem to be about bringing multiple planes of subjects into […]

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Square , Landscape, and Storytelling…

I am wrestling on which way to go with this image – square or regular landscape format? Normally, I try to keep cropping to a minimum to ensure I consider composition more actively at the time of taking the shot, rather than just mindlessly popping away, knowing I can crop everything later. Composing with the […]

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Flinders Street Station

The most obvious spot in Melbourne, and I haven’t covered it off in any detail! What a great place to start a walk in Melbourne. Just catch any train into Melbourne’s central station, Filnders Street. There are plenty of opportunities just waiting there for you… 1. The Platforms Full of interesting people and there is […]

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Distracted by the Faces

Walking around the city at 6.30am on a Saturday morning is always going to encourage creative epiphanies. Combining a spartan-like early start and caffeine led to the inevitable questions of creative growth and purpose. Have my images been improving? People are my favourite subject for street photography. Capturing a single moment of people’s lives as […]

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Curating and Critiquing – Use Real Prints

The single thing I enjoyed most at the Trent Parke exhibition was the simple, hand pasted photo albums. Real prints, just stuck in a beautiful yet uncomplicated album, along with some prose and other writings by Parke. It was yet another reminder that prints are by far the most compelling medium for images. The exhibition inspired me […]

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