Tag Archives: Photography Tips

Dave Bottoms’ Guide to Street Photography

My 15 minutes of fame (well, only 5.15 minutes, but you get the point). Here’s a street photography video along with my shooting experience with Fujifilm’s new XPro3. Dale, from Vistek Toronto, shot and produced the piece. I think he … Continue reading

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Human Backpack

I shot this about 10 days back and in doing so broke one of my personal rules (as opposed to one of the rules of composition). That is, don’t shoot people from behind without a very good reason. Why not, … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day Shades

I didn’t really talk to this guy. Just pointed at my lens and then pointed at him and nodded. He nodded back and I snapped a couple of shots of him. Sometimes it’s better to have as little conversation as … Continue reading

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Third wheel

I snapped this during my last Pedestrian Sunday outing at Kensington Market. It was a shot from my day of talking to strangers I’d normally not bother with. My experience is when you come across a group of street people … Continue reading

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How to talk to strangers

Sunday I met my buddy Geoff at Ryerson Balzac’s before we headed off to Pedestrian Sunday at Kensingon Market, the last one of the season. I had a plan to force myself to talk to more strangers than I usually … Continue reading

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Kensington Gals

Okay, so here’s a little tip (two, actually) on how to get more comfortable at taking photos of random strangers. You see a bunch of lovely women wanted to do a group shot, you stop and offer to take the … Continue reading

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Winter ice storm in mid-April

So mother nature decided to treat us Torontonians (and much of Ontario, in fact) to a winter ice storm this weekend, almost a month into spring. How sweet of her. So while I could have taken the bad weather opportunity … Continue reading

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Meet Kenzie

For a little change I thought today I’d share my new (well, relatively new) camera, Kenzie. My big Canon 5D is named Wilson, after the ball in the Tom Hanks movie, Cast Away. Kenzie is named after Kensington Market, which … Continue reading

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