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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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Share What You Do… Feature Your Work on Melbourne Street Photography!

I would love to feature some street photography blogs or galleries here each week. Fill out the form below and stay tuned. Please keep in mind that it may take some time to publish your profile! Please make sure you have a careful think about what you want to say, and really give some details. […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip Image 4

Mirroring is a powerful way to bring a feeling of symmetry to an image. The combination of the two umbrellas, each on a different plane of the image, and the leading lines of the pedestrian crossing make for a balanced composition. It rained a lot whilst in Japan, and people love the clear see-through umbrellas. […]

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

Japan is full of delightful quirks and eccentricities. Here are some of my tips for the street photographer travelling to Japan. 1. Get a Mobile Wifi Router. They are about 1000 yen per day and have virtually unlimited usage. I got mine here. You just pick them up at a counter once you get through customs. Mine was […]

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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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SOHO at night

Shot on medium format at night on Kodak trix 400. Was experimenting with low light photography and tripods… This dodgy looking door is actually a neighbourhood Synagogue rather and not anything more notorious! Using a 150mm lens on a medium format camera got the right framing for the shot from across the street.

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New York Museum of Natural History Moment

Just another quiet moment for an ordinary person in a busy city. I was hulking around a big ass medium format camera on this day, loaded up with Kodak tri-x 400. I was shooting on a standard 80mm lens for this particular image. The natural framing of the subject at the visual exit point of […]

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Sometimes, I go places!

Hong Kong is one of my favourite places to photograph. The whole place is crammed with people everywhere you go. Odds are, a few of them are going to be interesting, right? Let’s find out. Looking through other people’s feeds lately has reminded me that unless an image is shared with others, it doesn’t really […]

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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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