Backup of data is one of the most important parts of any photographers workflow, and if you get to the point of doing work for others it becomes essential. If you have invested lots of time in making photographs you want to make sure that you back them up, because ultimately you want them to be around for a long time. Hard drives crash, computers get old, phones get lost etc. I hope I don’t really need to convince you too much that you need to backup.
So what is the best strategy? Well, for me it is the one that works continuously, reliably, and without too much intervention from me to actually take place! Read More
One of the most popular questions on the photography internet is “what is the best lens for street photography?”. Let’s discuss why I think a prime lens will make you a better street photographer, and look at some recommendations. Read More
Talk to a traditional portrait photographer and they will most likely tell you that any lens focal length less than 85mm equivalent is not a true portrait lens. Reasons given are usually focused on controlling distortion and using compression and subject isolation. These are all extremely valid and sensible reasons…lets call them rules…that serve as an excellent guide to getting awesome people shots.
However as a street photographer, i am not always looking for the traditional portrait shot, nor am I working in the traditional way that a portrait photographer would work. Shooting street portraits there are always a range of factors in the environment around you that I have no way of controlling. I also am limited in the amount of gear that I carry around with me all day (self imposed but who wants to walk 10-12km carrying a bag full of gear?). Read More