Everyone's Blog in All from July 2012

A theme of commonality

Jul
18
is that a phone I see

I had to walk through Brisbane city today so decided to pack my camera and take a few photos on the street.  I didn't get more than about 100m from the bus stop when I realised that there was something common about all the people around me.  It seemed as though so many of the people on the street today were actively using their mobile phones as they went about their business - in fact I hadn't really noticed how consumed so many of us have become with mobile technology.

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Random Brisbane Street Photography

Jul
18
Its all about the flowers

I have had a few emails over the last few weeks asking if I actually shot on the streets of Brisbane and if I had any photos to share.  Now I have no excuse for the lack of posts about my street shoots in Brisbane.  I could blame it on a re-design of the site but for some reason I find it easier to post images and write stories when I am mega busy and traveling.  While at home I seem to find excuses not to post as often.  I promise to make a little more effort to post some local street pics considering I live in Brisbane and usually head out for a little shutter

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Mobile devices and photography

Jul
15
Streets of Vietnam with a mobile phone

Photography is about having the ability to see and capture a particular moment in the best way you can.  Capturing a moment should not be limited to what photographic technology you have with you at that particular time.  While there are a plethora of ways in which a moment can be captured the intent of this blog entry is to talk about capturing the moment, through photography, with mobile devices and processing the resultant photo.  It is not an argument for or against the various ways of capturing the moment and which method is the best.  There will always be t

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A portrait or two in Vietnam

Jul
10
Tra in Hanoi

This blog entry is a little different to the other entries that I make.  I though I would share with you my recent day of taking portrait photos in Vietnam.  I have a number of good friends in Vietnam and it just happened that we all had time off to catch up with one another on my recent visit there.  Deciding what we would do for the day is never too difficult in Hanoi as there is always so much to do - even if it is just to take it easy around the main lake or west lake.  We decided that we would spend the day taking some portrait photos and while I did not hav

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A couple of days in Vietnam and a little street photography

Jul
09

Vietnam has to be one of my most favourite countries to visit for both work and to catch up with a few good friends. The food is always good and the local people very friendly. My visits there are often quite disorganised and unplanned at the best of times - but they just work out to be such great fun. This last trip (nearly 2 weeks ago now) was no exception and while I had my latest camera in for repairs I was left with an old Olympus E-PL2 to play with on the streets. This is not usually my choice of camera for street photography but I will work with whatever I have at the time. For most of the street pics that I took on the streets of Vietnam I used a wide angle 12mm f/2.0 Olympus lens and occasionally the 45mm f/1.8mm lens or the voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 lens.

I often hear people talk about needing to use a specific lens for street photography (and some are very adamant about their choice), however, I believe in thinking about where and how you are shooting and what sort of a story you want to tell at the end of your day on the streets. My favourite lens for many years has been the Olympus 50mm f/2.0 lens mounted on either the Olympus E3 or E5, but this was the first travel abroad where I had decided to travel light and use all micro four thirds gear (shame my Olympus OM-D E-M5 died only 3 days in to the trip).

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A few random photos around Kuala Lumpur

Jul
08
Petronas Towers

After being on the road for the last couple of weeks I am finally starting to catch up on a little editing and processing of photos - including a little film processing.  The following photos are just a few random ones I found in my collection that captures more of life in and around Kuala Lumpur.  They are not what I would classify as my best photos, but then the aim of this blog is not to only depict my very best work but rather a collection of photos from a particular moment in time. 

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Out and about at Pudu and the Pavilion

Jul
03
All in orange

Saturday morning I was back in Kuala Lumpur and it was time to catch with some great friends Robin Wong, Luke Ding and Kelvin Ng for a little street shooting at the Pudu markets and then later at the Pavilion, after a little food and chatime (a recent drink addiction).

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