When I saw this homeless gentleman I had to photograph him. He was sitting on Market Street in San Francisco and watching the life performance of a band. From time to time he was moved by the music. When I photographed him it seems to me he was thinking about something else. Maybe the music helped to remember better days. I wonder what went wrong in his life and what could help him to see better days again.
People told me before that homeless people get very attached to their animals. This gentleman was definitely attached to his cat and vice versa. In this image I tried to show the relationship of the two. They are looking at each other and his hand are embracing the cat that is sitting on his lap.
Food for thought: There are many homeless cats in my community that where dumped by their owners. I wish the so called “civilized” people would have the same love for their animals than the homeless people have.
Imagine you are a photographer for a local newspaper. Your team-leader wants you to photograph homeless people in your community for a story. How would you do it?
I photographed this homeless person at a busy street corner. I love the look on his face and how he is holding his cigarette and sign. I changed the picture to black and white and I cropped the image as tight as possible to increase any feelings the viewer might have. In addition I wanted to jump-start the mind by guessing the writing on his sign.
Enjoy and as always be creative with your photography!
In my first batch of photograph I tried to avoid the reflection of myself and camera tripod as much as possible by using a 200mm lens. This time I wanted the reflection and I used a 28mm prime lens. In addition I decided to create a composition of two ornaments at add tension to the image.
Enjoy and happy Friday!
Photography is among other things about seeing and learning new things. As a photographer you need to be always prepared for something new along the line. While I was photographing the big Christmas tree in downtown Merced I also discovered Christmas ornaments on the surrounding palm trees. That was totally new to me. Of course, I had to photograph it. Enjoy!
I drove to downtown Merced to get an image of the lid Christmas tree. Despite the fact that it was pitch dark the tree was nit lid. Therefor I had to adapt and I decided to look for reflections. Luckily there was no wind blowing and I could use long exposure times (between 20-30 seconds). In this image you see the reflections of Bob Hart Square at night in beautiful downtown Merced, CA.
Enjoy and happy photographing!
All the decorations for the winter holidays create great opportunities for photography. I challenge you to photograph them at different times of the day. This exercise is a great opportunity not just for photography but also about learning about traditions that are an important part of our lives. On more thing: Stick to outside ornaments. The inside ornaments I want to do later.
I went out this morning to photograph Christmas ornaments. The sun was just up and melted the frost on this one. The street sign created the shadow and I got my image.
Enjoy and as always have fun with this exercise.
I always take my Kenko extension tubes with me and for this photograph I needed them. This image is a close-up of my nightstand in my hotel room. I had to use a tripod and long exposure time since I had no strobes with me and quite frankly I don’t think I would have gotten this image with a strobe.
Happy thanksgiving and create some great images with your family!