Title: Shirt and Shirtless.Today marks the 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of my www.terryjohnstonphoto.com site and blog on Tumblr.Time sure does fly when you are having fun… and over the years I’ve let my audience into everything from behind the scenes on photo shoots to informative “how I did thats!” So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my blog… may next year be full of fabulous photos and content.
Outtake: Gay Pride 2014 in Chicago, IL. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Shirt and Shirtless.

Today marks the 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of my www.terryjohnstonphoto.com site and blog on Tumblr.

Time sure does fly when you are having fun… and over the years I’ve let my audience into everything from behind the scenes on photo shoots to informative “how I did thats!” 

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my blog… may next year be full of fabulous photos and content.

Outtake: Gay Pride 2014 in Chicago, IL. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Handsome PhotogI will never tire of taking photos of photographers… I will also never tire of taking photos of adorably handsome men. This photo is a win win.Outtake from Chicago Pride 2014. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.

Title: Handsome Photog

I will never tire of taking photos of photographers… I will also never tire of taking photos of adorably handsome men. This photo is a win win.

Outtake from Chicago Pride 2014. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.

Title: A Relaxed Moment.Messenger / Cyclist. West Village, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: A Relaxed Moment.

Messenger / Cyclist. West Village, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

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

Title: Laundry Day.

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

Title: Post Processing.One of my favorite places to wander in NYC is DUMBO. For those of you not familiar with that acronym DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass and a borough of Brooklyn.The people in DUMBO always appear to be fresh off the set of a movie and the scenery also shares that vibe… from pristine parks on the water, bridge views and streetscapes that are to die for this bit of Brooklyn has it all. As far as street photography goes DUMBO is a goldmine. Everyone walks around as if they just assume you are taking their photos, you can see it in how they walk to how they pose. In a nutshell… you hit the Candid Lotto filled with beautiful people and attractive settings.Street Photography/NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Post Processing.

One of my favorite places to wander in NYC is DUMBO. For those of you not familiar with that acronym DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass and a borough of Brooklyn.

The people in DUMBO always appear to be fresh off the set of a movie and the scenery also shares that vibe… from pristine parks on the water, bridge views and streetscapes that are to die for this bit of Brooklyn has it all. As far as street photography goes DUMBO is a goldmine. Everyone walks around as if they just assume you are taking their photos, you can see it in how they walk to how they pose. In a nutshell… you hit the Candid Lotto filled with beautiful people and attractive settings.

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

Title: Biting His Tongue.Today I reached 8,000,000 views on Flickr… and to be honest it feels like “just yesterday” when I stumbled onto their photo sharing site. Years and years later I’m still going strong and I have made some amazing friends and clients off the site. People have always asked… “How do you get so many views?” and my answer is still holding true. You get views by interacting, taking unique photos and evolving your style. You get them by be you and not emulating the styles of another. Most importantly you get the views by being yourself.NYC Street Photography / Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 50mm f/1.2L 

Title: Biting His Tongue.

Today I reached 8,000,000 views on Flickr… and to be honest it feels like “just yesterday” when I stumbled onto their photo sharing site. Years and years later I’m still going strong and I have made some amazing friends and clients off the site. 

People have always asked… “How do you get so many views?” and my answer is still holding true. You get views by interacting, taking unique photos and evolving your style. You get them by be you and not emulating the styles of another. Most importantly you get the views by being yourself.

NYC Street Photography / Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 50mm f/1.2L 

Title: The Window Seat.Some photos and scenarios just can not be staged or set up. No matter how hard you try nothing can emulate the real thing. Yes, you can come close but the spark is what is missing and I guess that is the reason Street Photography is so appealing to me.Case in point, the photo above from Rowster Coffee. I nearly dropped my latte to the ground when I saw this photo being set up out of the corner of my eye. Instantly I knew that I had about a minute before the moment would be lost forever. Luckily I always have a camera on me at all times… you just never know!BW Image shot in Rowster Coffee - Grand Rapids, Michigan and captured with a Fujifilm X100S.

Title: The Window Seat.

Some photos and scenarios just can not be staged or set up. No matter how hard you try nothing can emulate the real thing. Yes, you can come close but the spark is what is missing and I guess that is the reason Street Photography is so appealing to me.

Case in point, the photo above from Rowster Coffee. I nearly dropped my latte to the ground when I saw this photo being set up out of the corner of my eye. Instantly I knew that I had about a minute before the moment would be lost forever. Luckily I always have a camera on me at all times… you just never know!

BW Image shot in Rowster Coffee - Grand Rapids, Michigan and captured with a Fujifilm X100S.

Title: Cross-Connections.Brooklyn, NYC / Street Photography. Canon EOS 5D Mark III / EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Cross-Connections.

Brooklyn, NYC / Street Photography. Canon EOS 5D Mark III / 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: 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.