11 tips to prepare for a street photography outing

In any forms of art, sports or other activities, preparation is an important part of the creative process. It also applies to street photography, so...
In any forms of art, sports or other activities, preparation is an important part of the creative process. It also applies to street photography, so here is my list of tips, in a humorous tone, to improve your preparation the next time you are about to hit the streets. (all pictures shown in this article taken in Adelaide, Australia. Click on pictures for high res) 1) pick a piece of gear and commit to it for the whole day. Leave the rest, together with your doubts at home. Yep, that tiny 21mm you just hid in your jeans pocket must...

Stoned companion

Sometimes, pets just can't do anything to cheer you up. (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/2000,...
Sometimes, pets just can't do anything to cheer you up. (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/2000, ISO160

Strathalbyn and a few Packard

Strathalbyn is one of these few towns in Australia where things seem to kepp unchanged for decades. With its antique stores, main street covered with...
Strathalbyn is one of these few towns in Australia where things seem to kepp unchanged for decades. With its antique stores, main street covered with verandas and charming coffee terraces, it makes you travel back in  to the early part of last century. Today, the feeling was even stronger since a club of Packard owners suddenly drove into town. The setting was therefore complete to somewhat recreate an Australian street the atmosphere of Strathalbyn in the 30's - 50's with a 2011 film ... processing I meant. (This series is best viewed by clicking on first picture than using navigation...

Heat control

It gets so hot in Adelaide in Summer that stops at the local bars are often needed. When I saw this scene though, I thought...
It gets so hot in Adelaide in Summer that stops at the local bars are often needed. When I saw this scene though, I thought I was in Paris again.  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.0, 1/250, ISO160

I was almost an Aussie II

Coming back to yesterday's post, I stood corrected by my mother. Actually, only partially. While pictures ofhis stay in Australia do not exist, some portraits...
Coming back to yesterday's post, I stood corrected by my mother. Actually, only partially. While pictures ofhis stay in Australia do not exist, some portraits of his late years did survive. Don't you think there is street feel to it ? ;)  And I am sure that B&W lovers will appreciate the tonalities. (My apologies for the low resolution).

Adelaide – I was almost an Aussie

Sometimes we have connections with far away cities in unexpected manners so since we are in Adelaide, let me share a little family story. Probably...
Sometimes we have connections with far away cities in unexpected manners so since we are in Adelaide, let me share a little family story. Probably around 1900, my great great grand father migrated to Australia, probably in search or adventures or a better future (Switzerland was a very poor country at the time). For reasons I ignore, he returned home only a few years after, got married and I never became an Australian. This being said, I am sure hat he kept great memories of his stay in this city as his daughter, that is my great grand mother, was...

Now on Google plus

When Google Plus was launched, I wasn't thrilled. I did not see the value and hassle of one more social network. A few months after,...
When Google Plus was launched, I wasn't thrilled. I did not see the value and hassle of one more social network. A few months after, the reality is that Google Plus has done a lot of things right. The interface is sleek and has an interface that makes it is easier to manage your friends and contacts. I also like the fact that this is an informational network, leaving more personal stuff on the side. Finally, it seems to be best out there for photographers since pictures are rendered great and well presented. No surprise then that a large and...

Along the Murray River

The Murray River is the third largest in the world and runs for 2500 kms. We stopped on its shores in Mildura, a little town...
The Murray River is the third largest in the world and runs for 2500 kms. We stopped on its shores in Mildura, a little town surrounded by wineyards and fruit nurseries. Sort of a little oasis in the middle of the outback. A very refreshing one.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

The wild bunch

Walking in the streets of Silver City, you can't imagine how buoyent and wild this town must have been in its early years. Nowadays, the...
Walking in the streets of Silver City, you can't imagine how buoyent and wild this town must have been in its early years. Nowadays, the main silver mine is about to close since the reserves have been depleted. Tourism, art galleries and souvenir shops have taken place of the filthy bars and pubs. The wild have gone, and the caravans of pensioneers have taken their place.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.