Dog Walker, Stanley Park

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Zombie Walk, Stanley Park

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Frizz Wig; Eleventh Street

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Street Photography Suggestions

A few weeks ago, I led a group through a colourful (let’s just say) area of Winnipeg for a street photography workshop as part of the inaugural Flash Festival of photography.

As part of the afternoon, I made up a list of suggestions (that choice of word is important) for anyone wanting to make pictures of their surroundings. I could certainly elaborate on each point with its own posting here, but for starters I think the full list can be helpful.

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From hard experience, I can say the one about comfortable shoes is highly important.

  • Go for walks.
    • Always have a camera with you.
    • Never walk the same way twice.
    • Read the events listings.
    • Talk to people. Strangers especially.
  • • Go where people are.
  • Wear good shoes.
    • Keep a journal.
    • Print up cards.
    • Make notes of locations you like, and return to them.
    • Smile.
  • Know why you take pictures. If you don’t believe in your work, why should anyone else?
    • Keep it simple – same film, same (digital) settings. Let the subject vary.
    • Be patient. Accept that some days – many days – you won’t get anything.
    • Let time pass before looking at your images.
    • Work alone. Visit afterwards.
    • Read!
  • Show respect. Don’t ruin it for the rest of us.
  • Be curious. Curiosity will take you one step further, to where discoveries are.
    • Share — collaborate, talk, give/get advice, build community.

 

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Loom; Rosser Avenue & 12th

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Flash Fest Streetphotography Walking Tour (3 &4)

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Flash Photography Fest Streetphotography Walking Tour (2)

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Street Photography Walking Tour

 

 

 

 

During the month of October, Winnipeg plays host to the inaugural Flash Photography Festival. Modelled on Toronto’s CONTACT photography festival (which I exhibited at in May 2014, happily), it brings a wide variety of photographers together to exhibit at venues throughout the city.
In addition to exhibitions, there are a lot of events and I was happy to put one on myself, on October 4. Starting at Photo Central I led a group of people on a street photography walkabout. We walked for about 2 hours through an older neighbourhood not yet overtaken by car culture and made pictures of what we saw…street photography, pure and simple.

I usually keep this blog concentrated on my downtown Brandon neighbourhood, but thought I’d add a few images from that event here. After all, street photography is essentially just going for a walk.

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Crossing; Tenth & Rosser

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Open For Business

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