iPhone dilemma

When I next renew my mobile phone contract in May, I will be entitled to get a new mobile phone at a much reduced price. I’m currently getting ahead of myself and trying to decide whether I really need a cameraphone with many megapixels, or whether I should just follow my instinct, get an iPhone and use it as a…

iPhone dilemma

Alien abduction

That was the idea, anyway. I’ve been inspired by Nick Turpin’s street shots, using high, undiffused strobes, and have been experimenting on and off with the technique. This is a shot from this evening in the woods near my home, which uses a single flashgun on a 3 metre stand out of shot to the left, pointing at me.

Alien abduction

It’s only a picture

As a photographer who travels a little and who likes to take photographs on the street of scenes and people interacting, I am fascinated by the huge amount of fuss which is being caused by the introduction of “Street View” – a photographic representation within the Google Earth interface – in the U.K.

It’s only a picture

Week 13 of 52

A complete accident which worked out well. Slightly out of focus, misaligned, and the second flash didn’t fire because I was blocking the optical sensor. I like it, though. Strobist info: 1 speedlight on 1/16 power off-camera left (high). Background illuminated by feathered spill from the single light. Sepia toning and vignette courtesy of Adobe Lightroom.

Week 13 of 52

Commuter photography

This is one of a set of street photographs I took between Spiez and Bern this morning, on my way to work. Many of the shots were grabbed from waist height or with only minimal framing. View the complete set in the Commuting Gallery here at Permanent Tourist.

Commuter photography

Commuting

My daily routine takes me through the public transport system between the Bernese Oberland and the capital city of Bern and I often visit Zürich for work reasons. I usually take my camera with me and take a chance from time to time to make quick snapshots of everyday life going on around me.

Commuting

My Mamiya

I arranged to go to the bi-annual photographic market in Bern this weekend with Beat, to see what accessories we can find for our medium-format cameras. Being tired last night, at the end of a tiring day and long week, I forgot completely that the market is on Sunday, not Saturday. Unfortunately, I only realized this when I…

My Mamiya

Dieppe in winter

It seems that even back in the 1990s, I still knew a thing or two about timing when it came to “street” photography. On arrival in Normandy during a trip to visit a French camera club for the weekend with friends from Yateley Camera Club, this was the scene which greeted us when we pulled up in the beach-side…

Dieppe in winter