Category: Street Photography

Add a Little Drama to the Scene

This one is from the archived. This was an old photo I made back in 2009. It was shot by my first DSLR, the Canon Rebel XS with the EF-S 18-55mm Kit lens. I used my all time favorite photoshop plugin, Topaz Detail, to add drama by extracting more detail from the original canon raw […]

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Street Photography Inside The Metro DC Subway

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print One way to kill time while waiting for an annoyingly late metro train is to just enjoy the moment and admire the beauty of the dark surroundings of the MetroRail. This was taken handheld, at 17mm in aperture priority, F/3.2. I needed to boost the ISO to 1600 because of […]

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Candid Raw Shot of A Man Using A Cell Phone

Download Hi-Res | Buy Print This candid street photo a man using his mobile device was taken in the crowded streets of Chinatown in Washington D.C. This is what I love about street photography, the expressions on peoples faces are really priceless, let’s take for example that smile in his face, it tells a lot, […]

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Candid Street Photography With A Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Crossing The Street – Washington DC Chinatown. EF-s 10-22mm @ 17mm Download Hi-Res | Buy Print As some of you may have known, I love to get close when I do candid street photography. Not just close, but sometimes, very close. I seldom use a telephoto simply because I want to capture a photograph of […]

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How To Take a Photograph of a Complete Stranger?

“How To Take a Photograph of a Complete Stranger?” Yeah, how do I do this? This is a common question every photographer asks, especially those starting or those into street photography, and like what i’ve mentioned in my previous post on Taking Street Portraits of Randon People the problem is, it’s awkward and uncommon to […]

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Street Photography Tip, The Stutter Step

The Stutter Step, frequently used by many street photographers, is a simple technique doing a momentary pause or stop giving you just enough time to press the shutter and continue walking on as if nothing happen.

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Candid Street Photography Tips

Taken at 23mm using a 17-50mm lens, 1/60sec, F/5.6, ISO 100 Today I’ll give a few tips on doing some straight shooting or what we call Candid Street Photography or Candid Street shots. In candid street photography you have to be as close as possible to your subject without being notice that you are taking […]

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Attend Local Events and Practice Your Street Photography

BP Oil Spill Demonstration Sept. 5, 2010 Washington DC Local events such as festivals, parades, rally, demonstrations are some of the best way to practice and hone our skills as photographers, whether you are a an amateur, hobbyist, or a professional. Events are fun, exciting and can provide wonderful picture-taking opportunities. BP Oil Spill Demonstration Sept. […]

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What’s The Best Lens for Street Photography

Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8, a Versatile Lens for Street Photography To bring out the best of the drama that is happening around us, we need to be close, we need to be in the scene, and for us to do that we have to be involved. We have to shoot candidly in the open. In my […]

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Taking Street Portraits of Random People

One problem that a lot of people have is the ability to speak up and ask for permission if they can take a photograph of a stranger, mainly because it’s awkward and a little bit uncommon. Here’s how I do it? When you get to a place, just relax, get your gear ready, start shooting […]

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Halloween 2010 Photos for Street Photography Tuesday

Beautiful Witch – Halloween 2010 It was an awesome Halloween night, lot’s of people dress in their favorite scary costumes. I was really excited, tons of opportunity to have fun and make some pictures. Armed with my eos 20d, Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC, Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flas, ala lumiquest Opteka FS-80 Universal Flash Modification […]

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Choose a Subject : Tuesdays Street Photography Tips

Hard Life. Last Tuesday’s Street Photography Tips : Stolen Moments.. Choose a Subject. The street is alive, it has an endless streams of events. There are countless of possibilities to choose from.

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Stolen Moments : Tuesdays Street Photography Tips

Always be ready. Be observant. For Tuesdays Street Photography Tips. Stolen Moments.  To capture stolen moments like this in frame

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Urban Landscape Photography

Friendship Heights, MD Urban Landscape Photography is often associated with life in the city, relating to a scene in a densely populated area.

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Street Photography – Be Involve, Be a Part of the Story

Street photography is my passion, I love walking around crowded places looking for that right moment to freeze. As I always say, the streets is alive and there is always something happening which I am a part of. Through photography a second can last a lifetime. Photograph with a Canon Rebel XS and Tamron AF […]

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Reclaim The Dream

Once again thousand march through the street of Washington DC to commemorate the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington in 1963 and in support of Rev. Al Sharpton’s Reclaim the Dream rally which included a five-mile march that culminated at the Mall.

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Lite Illuminates, Shadows Define – Day 239

There is beauty in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that object provides. I am way behind in this project, still struggling to keep up.

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I Did It

I Did It Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 It was a hot Sunday afternoon, April 26, 2009. I was walking around the Washington Monument when I spotted this guy, who look drunk in the middle of the day. He yelled to be photographed when he saw me taking pictures of the performers. The moment I pointed […]

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Friendship, Brotherhood, Priceless

Friendship, Brotherhood, Priceless Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 Lately, I have been going through my library of year old images. This is the first photo that caught my eye. This photo was taken at Arlington Memorial in Washington DC. To make this picture wasn’t at all easy. I wanted to show the hapiness between friends, although […]

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I Need Color

Colors, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. I’ve noticed that there is something missing from the photos I took recenly, and I realized, yeah, I need colors, luckily there are some hiding in my Lightroom library.

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