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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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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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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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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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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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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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