Street (gallery)

Young couple with linked arms walking away beside ladder down victorian town street, Kensington Place Brighton UK black and white documentary street photography portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Together
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Kensington Place
Brighton UK
20/02/19

 

Fashionable stylish young woman standing in street under silver birch tree mobile phone, Gloucester Road Brighton UK colour documentary street photography portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Smartphone
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Gloucester Road
Brighton UK
20/02/19

Silhouetted man with headphones walking away into sunlit street with victorian lamp on wall, Queen's Gardens Brighton UK black and white documentary street photography portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.netSunlamp
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Queen’s Gardens
Brighton UK

20/02/19

Fashionable stylish young woman sitting with crossed legs on bench studying mobile phone, New Road Brighton UK colour documentary street photography portrait ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

Meditation
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New Road
Brighton UK
20/02/19

 

While I usually prefer to use wider angle lenses at close quarters for street photography it was interesting to put this lovely old manual focus Meyer Optik Görlitz 1Q Orestor 2.8/135 lens to the task. It encouraged me to slow down and consider the composition giving me the chance to capture more distant scenes that would often change before I could get within range to frame them as I would like.

Fujifilm XT-2 | Meyer Optik Görlitz 1Q Orestor 2.8/135 | Zhong Yui Lens Turbo II

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9 thoughts on “Street (gallery)

    1. Thank you Tim, overhead cables can mess with an otherwise good composition that’s for sure.
      I try to avoid them or deliberately take advantage of them where possible; they make a strong candidate for the heal/clone brush, particularly when they don’t lead to or from a compositional element in the frame.

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      1. A very true statement. I mostly use Lr Classic but I generally find that Lr’s Healing/Cloning brush to be subpar. When I find something such as wires to remove I’m going to Luminar 3’s cloning tool. It appears to be more accurate.

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        1. Interesting what you say about Luminar, as you point out the clone tools in LR/ACR are fine for spot removal and small tweaks, when I occasionally need anything more I do it in photoshop.
          Despite having a CC subscription I hardly ever actually use Lightroom since I have got so used to Bridge/ACR/PS as my work flow. In most cases use PS for resizing, selective sharpening and output to web or print.
          Speaking of sharpening I find Lr/ACR a bit on the gritty side and it is a shame you don’t get the same level of control when applying it with the brush tool.

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          1. I’m a bit intimidated by Photoshop. With the best intention to learn it, I’m put off by tight the step by step process. If you miss a step you can’t get to your goal. Lr seem to be more tolerant of those want to do somethings out of step.
            You’re right on the control for graininess. It’s either universal or not at all.

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          2. Photoshop is a many headed beast and as such can be a daunting environment to work in. These days I generally use a small section of its functions for photography. I have a background in graphic design and environment art for console games so have used it in various capacities and levels of complexity; it is a very powerful art tool. As far as photography goes I prefer to let the image and subject take the lead rather than venturing into the realms of photo based digital artworks – I don’t have the time or inclination to alter what was there before the camera, I just try to create balanced images that convey what I found interesting.
            Sorry I digress, once you get used to using layers, masks, smart objects and smart filters PS becomes very flexible and non destructive; you can keep everything live and have the freedom to go back and make alterations like you can in Lr/ACR.

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          3. I imagine there are a lot of resources on Lynda.com. My use of PS is currently quite minimal but I would say it’s worth looking at different sharpening techniques, creating masks from tonal selections in the channels (sorry can’t remember the term for this right now – could be luminosity masks/tonal mapping, it’s powerful stuff when used well), split toning etc. It might be an idea to seek out some basic guides to using layers and smart objects (eg: images from LR?ACR can be opened as smart objects enabling you to right click on the PS layer and jump back to Lr/ACR to tweak the RAW convertion) and see if you can find some walk throughs of various techniques used to edit images of the kind you wish to produce. One chap I watched a fair bit of at one time is KelbyOne – I think some of his stuff might be on Lynda.com too.

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