Shooting £1 Film at Night

Earlier this week a fairground rolled into town. I already had a roll of Agfa film (£1!) in my Olympus so I set out to see what I could document. As the ISO of the film (hows sensitive it is too light) is just 200 I used the flash to give the film a chance to capture what was going on.

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The fairground was fairly small so afterwards we headed out to explore Brighton after dark..

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Lines of a City Part III

I first shot ‘lines of city’ in Canterbury and then again in a Sussex village. Looking for patterns and repetition is a great way to take in your surroundings and as I am back in  Brighton for a few months before I start my MA in London I thought it’d be a great way to look at my hometown from a new perspective.

If you’re in a creative rut or struggling to find something to photograph try this out, it’s a great excuse to get out with your camera and enjoy exploring.

Other images in this series:

Canterbury 

Sussex

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.

Playing to the Gallery

My latest project is a little different to my normal street photography/ documentary style photography but I really enjoyed putting it together and shooting it.

Each image represents an idiom.

So here it goes, my latest project ‘Playing to the Gallery’..

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Here are the images with the idioms in their captions..

 

 

 

People of London

People of London

Last night London was the focus of another terrorist attack. Living in London I know the resilience of born and bred Londoners along with people like myself who have moved here from all around the world and call this place home. I took these images yesterday morning on my way to work, they capture the brilliant diversity and spirit of the people of London. Thoughts are with those affected by last nights events.

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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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