Tag Archives: Photography Tips

Patience is important

Patience is the cornerstone of good street photography, in my opinion. It’s sort of like fishing. You don’t row out to your favourite fishing spot, cast your line and when you get no bites in the first five minutes, reel … Continue reading

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Do Photos Really Tell Stories?

Here’s my latest article for Petapixel Magazine. Simply, I raise the question, do photographs tell stories, and I attempt to make the argument that they do not. At least not single photos. A group of images that make up a … Continue reading

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My latest article for Petapixel Magazine

So I wrote another article for Petapixel. This one’s about dealing with confrontation when out making street photography. You can read it here. Be sure to scroll through the comments. The trolls were really active on this one. Very entertaining … Continue reading

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My latest street photography article

So today Petapixel Magazine (an online photography magazine) published my second article, Street Photography: Risk and Reward. Give it a read and let me know what you think. Or better yet, give it a read and if you like it, … Continue reading

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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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