Street Photography in an English Winter

 

Lighting is key in photography; it can bring a subject to life, shift the viewers focus and/or help tell a story. Being a street photographer in England in the winter provides many challenges including being so cold you can’t feel your fingers to press the shutter speed. But my main issue is the light, some days the sun stays behind the clouds all day and even when it does appear its gone by 4pm. Photographing in the winter can become very temperamental which is why I have recently turned my focus to film making.

But yesterday a miracle happened.. I woke up to sunshine with no clouds in sight! So I grabbed my camera and went on a 3 hour walk attempting to harness the light and shoot some candid street photography.

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If your not already hit follow on Instagram @madisonbeachphotos I will be posting more photos from my time in Bangladesh along with a very exciting photography-related announcement.

Photographing on the Streets (and beach) of Brighton

I really enjoyed testing the Sony a7RII by ‘shooting from the hip‘. So  I took the camera on a day trip to Brighton to photograph the eclectic mix of people who make up the seaside city.

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The camera once again performed incredibly well and it allows you to customise controls which comes in really handy when using manual mode doing street photography. The camera itself is mirror-less making it much smaller and compact compared to similar DSLR camera such as the 5D series.

I’m heading to Iceland next week so look out for a brand new travel diary, film and hundreds (most likely thousands) of photographs!

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