Images that itch

 Right or left, right or wrong? You just have to like it yourself.

Right or left, right or wrong? You just have to like it yourself.

Lately I read an article about images that have an edge in some way. Sometimes it need some exploring to find it, sometimes you might not find it at all but there is still an itch in your mind. There is certainly a distinction between mere street documentation and this kind of images.

There might be an extra layer, there might a mysterious factor there might be something that your visual instinct is just looking for. Different photographers in different ages know how to do this. Sometimes it is just a small detail that you have to include, or may be it might be the composition or the content or combinations of all. 

 Even with a shutter speed at 1/30 sec you can get some decent sharp images at night

Even with a shutter speed at 1/30 sec you can get some decent sharp images at night


And there is always the nagging question: Which Setting Is The Best For My Street Photography?


As I pointed out before I usually shoot at an aperture of f8 at 1/320 sec in the middle of the day.

That changes in the low light hours. I might change to an aperture of f 0.95 up to f 4 and still on a shutter speed at 1/320sec. I don't mind taking a high ISO up to 51000. But sometimes it is time to go a total different path. Using shutter priority to get a more or less decent sharp scene in the foreground and a blurry in the background  depending on the speed of the subjects movement I like to experiment.I don't mind which settings or automatic programs I might use, it is just my eye, my heart and soul that will count in this experiments. Here one of my experiments where I tried to get some panning shots of pedestrians in Hong Kong who crossed at street corner. You never know how fast or slow they might walk. That will give you a lot of mis hits but once in a while something you like.

 1/10 sec and a little bit to slow

1/10 sec and a little bit to slow

 1/15 sec and a faster target - gotcha....

1/15 sec and a faster target - gotcha....


On Top of Hanoi

Time to hit the street