Category Archives: Bad Articles

Wireless Remote Selfies

In the past month or so I’ve been steadily delving more into the subject of selfies, not just the usual hand-held arms-length stuff or simple reflections in a shop window affairs, but more of the self-portrait style of things. Of … Continue reading

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Top Tips

1. Always carry spare batteries and a spare media card. 2. Comfortable shoes for walking streets are a must. 3. Carry a bottle of water or similar to drink. 4. Early mornings can offer great lighting conditions. 5. Late evening … Continue reading

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Satisfying Selfies

Sometimes photography is difficult. You just cannot see the images before you and find it almost impossible to even get started. On days like this often the best thing you can do is give up and go home. However, there … Continue reading

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Unexpected Results

When taking photographs on the street, when all your attention is focused on capturing a particular image, it is sometimes the case that we only notice something interesting later on, back in the darkroom or at the computer screen. On … Continue reading

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Mannequin Madness

As well a humans, there are other life-forms out there on the streets of the world. They can be seen in just about every town and city on the planet, standing absolutely still in shop windows, their favorite habitat. We … Continue reading

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Reflected Light

Most of my street photography takes place on the streets of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city, and during the summer months, around mid-day, the light can sometimes be too bright and too harsh for good photography. To get around this … Continue reading

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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

You can find a lot of articles on street photography both out there on the Internet, and in real-world published materials such as books, and many of those who write those articles seem to insist that you must to get … Continue reading

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Wait and They Will Come

One of the techniques I use for street photography is to simple find a suitable spot, sit down and wait. On all my street photography outings over the past couple of months I’ve used this method at some point during … Continue reading

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Camera to Stealth Mode

As a street photographer I like to blend in with the city background, choosing clothing that does not stand out from the crowd, or in tourist areas actually looking like a foreign tourist. I like to operate in what I … Continue reading

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Shooting the Sky

Another technique I use to try and fool the subject you wish to photograph into thinking you are actually photographing something else is a method I call Shooting the Sky. You start by positioning yourself close to your target subject, … Continue reading

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Lifting the Camera Strap

This  technique, called “lifting the camera strap”, is very similar to “fiddling with your knobs”. It works in pretty much the same way but the action you complete to distract the target is to lift the camera strap from around … Continue reading

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Peering at your Knobs

At a spectacle wearer on the downhill side of 50 my eyesight requires correction for close vision, such as reading, and it was this that gave me the idea for another of my distraction techniques. How its works is like … Continue reading

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Bad Articles

In this section I want to share a few of the hints an tips, methods, techniques and general other-things I employ to capture images during my photography outings. Bad Photography FAQ – the usual question and answers session. Camera to … Continue reading

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Fiddling with your Knobs

This is a great way to get you and your camera close to the subject and the technique is simplicity itself. All you need to do is to appear to be adjusting a dial, knob or setting on the camera … Continue reading

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