Title: Tuning Out.NYC Street Photography. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Tuning Out.

NYC Street Photography. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Windblown.On my recent trip back to New York City one of the things I concentrated on was “unique framing” in street photography. I set out to break the Rule of Thirds only understanding that when you break those rules… you actually are following them. Even when focusing on an interesting angle the Rule of Thirds actually become more important than even. I mean it is the foundation of photography and I enjoyed playing around with unique and interesting angles in my candid portrait works.Street Photography / New York City. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Windblown.

On my recent trip back to New York City one of the things I concentrated on was “unique framing” in street photography. I set out to break the Rule of Thirds only understanding that when you break those rules… you actually are following them. Even when focusing on an interesting angle the Rule of Thirds actually become more important than even. I mean it is the foundation of photography and I enjoyed playing around with unique and interesting angles in my candid portrait works.

Street Photography / New York City. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: The Godfather.Portrait of Brooklyn photographer/filmmaker JD Urban. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: The Godfather.

Portrait of Brooklyn photographer/filmmaker JD Urban. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Autoerotic.I love this depth of field and play on reflections/lines in this vintage car shot. So instead of me talking about Depth of Field today I thought I’d share an article by DIY Photography that covers all the bases. Enjoy.Back to Basics - Depth of Fieldhttp://www.diyphotography.net/depth_of_field/Shot in Red Hook, Brooklyn / NYC with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Autoerotic.

I love this depth of field and play on reflections/lines in this vintage car shot. So instead of me talking about Depth of Field today I thought I’d share an article by DIY Photography that covers all the bases. Enjoy.

Back to Basics - Depth of Field
http://www.diyphotography.net/depth_of_field/

Shot in Red Hook, Brooklyn / NYC with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: A Novel Idea.There is so much I love about the photo above that I had to note it in today’s blog.1. The concentrated pose/attentiveness of the older gentleman and his novel. Really sets the mood for this one.2. The younger gentleman in the background/bokeh. I love that his face is buried in an iPhone. Really says something about old vs. young.3. The reflections, window panes and tilted chairs. Lines for days.4. A slight tilt that almost makes it feel as if the weight of the world is resting on his shoulders.5. The lone green plant that is about to bloom. Really breaks apart what would be a solid area of red color.6. The hidden gem of this photo… the various stages of an open window. Love how the curtains are all different and help make the wall of windows more interesting.Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: A Novel Idea.

There is so much I love about the photo above that I had to note it in today’s blog.

1. The concentrated pose/attentiveness of the older gentleman and his novel. Really sets the mood for this one.

2. The younger gentleman in the background/bokeh. I love that his face is buried in an iPhone. Really says something about old vs. young.

3. The reflections, window panes and tilted chairs. Lines for days.

4. A slight tilt that almost makes it feel as if the weight of the world is resting on his shoulders.

5. The lone green plant that is about to bloom. Really breaks apart what would be a solid area of red color.

6. The hidden gem of this photo… the various stages of an open window. Love how the curtains are all different and help make the wall of windows more interesting.

Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Footwear.Outtake: Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Footwear.

Outtake: Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Relaxed Moment.This shot puts three things I love together in one amazing package. Street photography/candid portrait, a reflective window and coffee.Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Relaxed Moment.

This shot puts three things I love together in one amazing package. Street photography/candid portrait, a reflective window and coffee.

Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Spa Day.I pride myself on my reflection shots and the universe was with me at the right place and the right time with the above street portrait. I noticed the lady getting her nails done at the same moment when I noticed the amazing staircase being reflected in one of the windows. This moment stopped me dead in my tracts… this had to be photographed.Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Spa Day.

I pride myself on my reflection shots and the universe was with me at the right place and the right time with the above street portrait. I noticed the lady getting her nails done at the same moment when I noticed the amazing staircase being reflected in one of the windows. This moment stopped me dead in my tracts… this had to be photographed.

Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: In a McHurry.I was asked “Don’t you get worried the people you photograph on the streets will get upset?”My answer to this is no, in fact that is never a thought in my mind as I’m wandering the streets. The whole moment just moves too fast and that is the last thing I have time to think about. What I’m focused on is moments or scenarios that I see around me. I’m looking at not only faces, but anticipating a moment that has not even happened yet. My mind is focused on body language and surroundings. That is what I think about. That moment when the photo actually happens only takes about 2 seconds and believe me 99% of the people have no idea it even happened. That is the street photographer skill… that is what I’ve been trained to do.Running the risk of sounding harsh… my subjects are in public spaces, what I do is not illegal and is all part of what can happen when you go into the world outside.Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: In a McHurry.

I was asked “Don’t you get worried the people you photograph on the streets will get upset?”

My answer to this is no, in fact that is never a thought in my mind as I’m wandering the streets. The whole moment just moves too fast and that is the last thing I have time to think about. What I’m focused on is moments or scenarios that I see around me. I’m looking at not only faces, but anticipating a moment that has not even happened yet. My mind is focused on body language and surroundings. That is what I think about. That moment when the photo actually happens only takes about 2 seconds and believe me 99% of the people have no idea it even happened. That is the street photographer skill… that is what I’ve been trained to do.

Running the risk of sounding harsh… my subjects are in public spaces, what I do is not illegal and is all part of what can happen when you go into the world outside.

Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Book Smarts.A snapshot into my life… me, my side part, iPhone, coffee and a camera in my hand. This is how I roll.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens in Brooklyn, New York.

Title: Book Smarts.

A snapshot into my life… me, my side part, iPhone, coffee and a camera in my hand. This is how I roll.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens in Brooklyn, New York.