Street photography

October 2020 - new website.

 Street photographs don't necessarily have to be taken on a street. I take photographs that I think are interesting, unusual, artistic, amusing or quirky that I see when I am out and about, anywhere.


Most street photographers will probably use a good camera-phone or a good digital camera.  I have been photographing since the days of film so for me, street photography is about taking photographs on a camera.

For me, using a good camera is part of the enjoyment of photography. I realise that camera-phones can take good or even great photographs, but although I carry an iPhone, I rarely take a pictures with it. I use cameras that have a digital viewfinder as well as a rear screen so even in the brightest sunlight I can always see exactly what I am about to shoot. Camera-phone screens are fine for use some of the time but out in the street where there is bright ambient light and often distracting reflections I find them difficult to use. I use cameras that have real, tactile controls at my finger-tips so that I can make adjustments without taking my eye from the viewfinder. I just don't get the same enjoyment from tapping a screen.

I probably won't mention camera-phones again, but I do applaud the photographers that produce good pictures from them. The great thing about them is that they are small and light and are usually always with you.