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: Mode of Consciousness.The one lens and pretty much only lens I used during my downtime in NYC was the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L. I know I’ve blogged before about how it really is the lens of all lens for street photography… but it really is! Not only is the lens crisp, but it’s extremely fast and sharp on it feet. Moments can not be missed and you only get one chance.Street Photography / New York City. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Mode of Consciousness.

The one lens and pretty much only lens I used during my downtime in NYC was the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L. I know I’ve blogged before about how it really is the lens of all lens for street photography… but it really is! Not only is the lens crisp, but it’s extremely fast and sharp on it feet. Moments can not be missed and you only get one chance.

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

Title: Calm Interactions.I’m a huge fan of images of silhouettes where people are in the frame. Like most lovers of silhouettes… I love a crisp dark outline but more times than often what takes the image to the next level is a partial silhouette. When you leave slight details of your subject like a hint of light on them, noticeable features, and even a noticeable atmosphere you add a bit more to the story. You get an almost 3D and “real” feel to the image.Shot in New York City with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Calm Interactions.

I’m a huge fan of images of silhouettes where people are in the frame. Like most lovers of silhouettes… I love a crisp dark outline but more times than often what takes the image to the next level is a partial silhouette. When you leave slight details of your subject like a hint of light on them, noticeable features, and even a noticeable atmosphere you add a bit more to the story. You get an almost 3D and “real” feel to the image.

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

Title: Stop-Motion.The thing about street photography is that you not only need to be fast, but you need to set your shots up as you are walking towards your subjects. I’ve often referenced to friends in conversation that when I’m walking around that I don’t really see moving images. My eyes see everything as sets of still images. I look, take the scene in and in the case of this photo - drop to one knee, click, and then keep walking.Shot in DUMBO, New York City with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L.

Title: Stop-Motion.

The thing about street photography is that you not only need to be fast, but you need to set your shots up as you are walking towards your subjects. I’ve often referenced to friends in conversation that when I’m walking around that I don’t really see moving images. My eyes see everything as sets of still images. I look, take the scene in and in the case of this photo - drop to one knee, click, and then keep walking.

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

Title: Sun-Kissed.I will admit it… my name is Terry and I’m a hypocrite! I very much dislike sunbursts with photographing people and in many ways I find it to be cliche. Having said that - I totally love what happened in the street portrait above and I dig the sunburst. I guess this means hell has froze over in Terryland.
Shot in SOHO / New York City with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Sun-Kissed.

I will admit it… my name is Terry and I’m a hypocrite! I very much dislike sunbursts with photographing people and in many ways I find it to be cliche. 

Having said that - I totally love what happened in the street portrait above and I dig the sunburst. I guess this means hell has froze over in Terryland.

Shot in SOHO / New York City with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Conversational Pieces.NYC Outtake shot with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Conversational Pieces.

NYC Outtake shot with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.