Showing posts with label streets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label streets. Show all posts

Monday, June 13, 2016

Man on Street: Shooting with Flash Speedlight on Street


Shot with Sigma DP2 Merrill and Flash.

Posted from Flickr http://flic.kr/p/J45X1A

I've started using a speedlite flash for street photography even during daytime to light up the faces of subjects. So far its good. I've faced some weird reactions from people when they get flashed on face but its fun! :-)
I'll continue using flash from now onwards. My current setup is Sigma DP2 Merrill with a small Sunpak pf20xd auto flash. It goes well with DP2m. I generally shoot on Aperture priority, mostly at F/8 - F/10 during daytime. Since this flash do not work with Sigma's TTL, I manually set the exposure compensation (ev value) to "-1 ev" and adjust the flash power accordingly.
My next step is to get a trigger cable or wireless popper.

Few more shots using speedlight:


Smoked and Cooked by Nitesh Bhatia on 500px.com


Kids


For night shots, I go complete Manual. The following pic was shot in hyperfocal distance at F/8 and shutter at 1/30 (I guess!). Flash was on Auto aperture mode, set for F/5.6. Dp2m's leaf shutter works at any sync speed!

On the Stairs

Sitting outside a Mall Store

Some more shots are below, but this time using my Nikon D5100 with a handheld flash at remote SU4 mode.
A Man on Street

Back from work

Old Man - (close-up)

Old Man on the Street

Mehendi on Street


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sir, I am not a child labor!


Roaming around a vegetable market in Bangalore, he caught my attention and I took this photo. Afterwards, I showed him his picture and to my surprise he was a bit frightened.

With a hesitating tone, he said in english, "Sir, this picture will not come in newspaper naa? I am not a child labour. My mom sits here and she has gone somewhere around that's why I am attending the store".

Recently schools have started teaching young kids about importance of education and ill effects of child labor in India. This somewhat has started new wave among kids as they themselves become aware of what is right and wrong.

But anyways, I enjoyed a two lined conversation between me and him. And yes he was not a child labor. I met his mom afterwards.


(Similar kind of story but with a different contrast: Gamna)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Never Stop!


Never Stop. Its a short description of a person's photograph I've never met, I've never known, yet I've seen him so many times in my photo gallery to recognise his individuality.

Around a month back, while walking across busy streets of Malleshwaram, at around 7 evening I was standing among the crowd, perceiving the movement of people thinking about something. Within a flash of interval, I saw an old man walking briskly in the crowd, as if he is on some mission, I quickly took the picture. It didn't come well, shot at high ISO, lot of noise and lacked in sharpness. But his charisma got stuck into my eyes. Every-time I see this pic, I get several parallel thoughts fighting with each other -  the old age, the noise in photo, yet the sharpness.

After a month or more, recently on the same streets I saw him again, for a fraction of seconds only. Same old face, but with a haircut, clean shaved a probably a different spectacles, walking and holding hands with a young lady - probably his daughter. I quickly recognised him, the same person. But the briskness was missing in the slow walking.

I came back and today I opened my photo gallery and finally decided to share the photo that confuses me every-time I see it. And I never stop thinking about it! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Indian Woman - Banana leaves seller

Portrait of a woman who sells banana leaves on the street market located in Bangalore.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

[Photo] At Rakhi Shop

The shot was taken in a busy market of Bangalore, where this Rakhi Shop was congested by women from all sides, yet the seller was calmly addressing everyone.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

[Photo] "Your daily life is your temple"

A Pujari (priest) sitting on doorstep of a temple, calling his family. In the back you can see the dark temple room with small glowing light.

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