The Mechanics of Seeing: “The man waiting in the rain”

olafphoto How it was shot?

SUMMARY: The piece discusses the project “Mechanics of Seeing” – mapping and recording the intellectual paths to seeing and creating an image. Such a path to one of our photographs is being presented and discussed.  In our recent piece – Mechanics of Seeing – we introduced the project of mapping and recording the intellectual paths to seeing and creating a great image. This is a long-term project, which we have been working on with some truly talented photographers. While one …

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The Man at the Bus Stop

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Explaining the process of photographing a man at the bus stop on a rainy day including the mechanics of seeing, the gear used, the in-camera setup, light, composition and technical considerations.   One afternoon I drove to downtown Vancouver to shoot for my project R-A-I-N. The conditions were just right – quite heavy rain, wet sidewalks and roads, busy streets – roughly around rush hour. I chose for my temporary base a very busy intersection (street corner), which not only …

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Approaching Strangers on the Street – YOUR way

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Approaching strangers on the street. A source of frustration for many photographers, we explain the most reasonable approach, which should work for any type of personality. Examples and situations are included.      There is no shortage of suggestions about how to approach strangers on the street. You can find a multitude of articles dealing with this subject on the Internet and one could conclude that there is not much more to be added to the subject. However, when talking to …

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