Some new London Street Photographs with the Nex-6

London Street Photographs Nex-6 - 002I’ve been working and thinking quite a lot about street photography this summer, and developing my technique in a few new areas.  These are some shots in the ‘Cinematic Style’

 

 

One of my favorite photographers and writers on photography is  Ming Thein.  He is based in Kuala Lumpur, although I’ve never met him (hope to one day).  He has a very fine eye and a nicely consistent style in his own work, but also writes thoughtfully on the process of taking and making photographs.  In one of his essays, he defined the ‘cinematic style’ as “an abundance of out of focus areas, a narrow/ wide format, and highly directional light”.  The idea of adopting a defined style for shots is an interesting one for me, and one day in June, armed with a new 60mm lens I went out to try to see how that could work.  As MIng comments, it’s not easy to do, but it turned into an exercise in portraying depth in the shot with focus and perspective, and in using light to frame and highlight the subject.  I’m still working on  technique in this area, and have more in the pipeline, but for now here are four shots from that day.

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London Street Photographs June 2013

 

To View: If you have Flash the photos are best seen in full screen (press FS in the bottom right hand corner), and in slide show ( press SL).   If you don’t have Flash, i.e if you are using an Apple iPad/Pod/Phone, or a Nexus 7/10 tablet, or any Android tablet running 4.1 +, you can now see them as well.  Just click any of the thumbnails and a full screen slide-show should start. Information on each photo can be seen by clicking on the ‘i’ symbol in the upper right corner of the screen show.

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