Title: Depth Perception.I ran across this quote today and I thought I’d share… so very true."A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity." - George Bernard ShawShot with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Depth Perception.

I ran across this quote today and I thought I’d share… so very true.

"A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity." - George Bernard Shaw

Shot with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Prizefighting.I’m impressed and loving the works of Solus / Bushwick Collective. Very well planned, placed, and thought provoking. Killer styles.

Title: Prizefighting.

I’m impressed and loving the works of Solus / Bushwick Collective. Very well planned, placed, and thought provoking. Killer styles.

Title: Art Appreciation.I love street photography and I love graffiti… and today’s photo reflects that quite nicely.I really like the way this image is split into almost 3 sections. On the left you have sidewalk/city/street photography, the center is a dividing line that works nicely by a wall, and then to the right you have a doorway full of street tags.Then you start to notice the little things that brings them all together. For me the 2-toned lined cobblestone on the left forces you to the right of the frame and into the center. From there the viewers eyes are forced over to the right by an almost arrow-like shadow that tells you where to start looking at graffiti.The power of composition and an triptych like feel… had to share.Location: Prague, Czech Republic. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Art Appreciation.

I love street photography and I love graffiti… and today’s photo reflects that quite nicely.

I really like the way this image is split into almost 3 sections. On the left you have sidewalk/city/street photography, the center is a dividing line that works nicely by a wall, and then to the right you have a doorway full of street tags.

Then you start to notice the little things that brings them all together. For me the 2-toned lined cobblestone on the left forces you to the right of the frame and into the center. From there the viewers eyes are forced over to the right by an almost arrow-like shadow that tells you where to start looking at graffiti.

The power of composition and an triptych like feel… had to share.

Location: Prague, Czech Republic. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Counting Sheep.THE SHEEPEST FTW! One of my favorite street art finds while in Prague happened the moment I stumbled upon a piece by “the sheepest”. Until that moment I’ve only seen his work online through many of my European street art friends photostreams and I jumped like a little school girl the instant I noticed the sheep from across the way.Not familiar with the sheepest? Make sure to check out the link below!the sheepest: http://thesheepest.blogspot.com

Title: Counting Sheep.

THE SHEEPEST FTW! One of my favorite street art finds while in Prague happened the moment I stumbled upon a piece by “the sheepest”. Until that moment I’ve only seen his work online through many of my European street art friends photostreams and I jumped like a little school girl the instant I noticed the sheep from across the way.

Not familiar with the sheepest? Make sure to check out the link below!

the sheepest: http://thesheepest.blogspot.com

Title: Breaking Away.I’m going on record saying that Prague was one of the most magical locations that I have ever photographed.I really am blessed with the most amazing job ever… a week stay in Prague and while there I was totally inspired to hit the streets for street photography sake. Not only is the city breathtaking, but the people are straight out of a fashion magazine. The “European Way of Life” sucked me in and my camera had love at first sight.What I love most about this image is the guys pose in relation to the wall/graffiti and the way he is holding his cigarette. Not to mention the tightened look on his face in the right direction/angle… I swear this was not posed and to be honest he never saw me coming.Of course - I took a lot of cityscapes, night shots, random items and even reflections images while there. There was no way I was going to spend my downtime in my hotel room… sleep was not needed and at the end of the trip 3,000 photos (between work and play) have been logged.Location: Prague, Czech Republic. Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

Title: Breaking Away.

I’m going on record saying that Prague was one of the most magical locations that I have ever photographed.

I really am blessed with the most amazing job ever… a week stay in Prague and while there I was totally inspired to hit the streets for street photography sake. Not only is the city breathtaking, but the people are straight out of a fashion magazine. The “European Way of Life” sucked me in and my camera had love at first sight.

What I love most about this image is the guys pose in relation to the wall/graffiti and the way he is holding his cigarette. Not to mention the tightened look on his face in the right direction/angle… I swear this was not posed and to be honest he never saw me coming.

Of course - I took a lot of cityscapes, night shots, random items and even reflections images while there. There was no way I was going to spend my downtime in my hotel room… sleep was not needed and at the end of the trip 3,000 photos (between work and play) have been logged.

Location: Prague, Czech Republic. Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

Title: Bearded.Street Art. Corktown - Detroit, Michigan.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Bearded.

Street Art. Corktown - Detroit, Michigan.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Home is where the hate is.Corktown. Detroit, Michigan.

Title: Home is where the hate is.

Corktown. Detroit, Michigan.

Title: Mr. Hipster URBEX.While waiting for our table at Slow’s BBQ we wandered around Corktown… Tommy Valdez was so up for an impromptu portrait shoot from inside Imagination Station.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: Mr. Hipster URBEX.

While waiting for our table at Slow’s BBQ we wandered around Corktown… Tommy Valdez was so up for an impromptu portrait shoot from inside Imagination Station.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 35mm f/1.4L lens.

Title: eye-catching.So what is texture in relation to photography? Simple put… texture is the fine details of your photograph that make it appear 3-dimensional.TEXTURE 101: 5 Things to Think About When Shooting Textures1. Proper Lighting. Hard Light tends to make the textures appear sharp and razorlike where Soft Light tends to give your textures a more soft and weathered look.2. Shoot in RAW. I know as photographers we always harp on shooting in RAW, but for textures you need the extra fine controls that a RAW can give. Stop shooting JPEG!3. Overexposure. I tend to shoot my textures with a +1/3 EV and this helps you in bringing out the textures, while giving you extra control in your RAW file. It also helps you nail the contrast and tones. 4. Imperfections are Key. Look and focus on dents, paint peels and corrosion. Remember you are trying to make your photograph have dimension. A flat image with perfect surfaces does not make a great subject for photographing textures.5. Color OVER Black and White. Yes, you can achieve some amazing textures in Black and White, but when comparing them to the exact same shot in Color more times than none the color image POPS! The bits of color help your eyes adjust to the layers of complications in your photo, as well as help with separation of your textures. 

Title: eye-catching.

So what is texture in relation to photography? Simple put… texture is the fine details of your photograph that make it appear 3-dimensional.

TEXTURE 101: 5 Things to Think About When Shooting Textures

1. Proper Lighting. Hard Light tends to make the textures appear sharp and razorlike where Soft Light tends to give your textures a more soft and weathered look.

2. Shoot in RAW. I know as photographers we always harp on shooting in RAW, but for textures you need the extra fine controls that a RAW can give. Stop shooting JPEG!

3. Overexposure. I tend to shoot my textures with a +1/3 EV and this helps you in bringing out the textures, while giving you extra control in your RAW file. It also helps you nail the contrast and tones. 

4. Imperfections are Key. Look and focus on dents, paint peels and corrosion. Remember you are trying to make your photograph have dimension. A flat image with perfect surfaces does not make a great subject for photographing textures.

5. Color OVER Black and White. Yes, you can achieve some amazing textures in Black and White, but when comparing them to the exact same shot in Color more times than none the color image POPS! The bits of color help your eyes adjust to the layers of complications in your photo, as well as help with separation of your textures. 


Title: Robocopy.Robocop sighting in Corktown - Detroit, Michigan. For those of you not familiar with the sci-fi backstory… Robocop was the man/robot hybrid who was responsible for saving the future of Detroit, oh and he drove a Ford Taurus.

Title: Robocopy.

Robocop sighting in Corktown - Detroit, Michigan. For those of you not familiar with the sci-fi backstory… Robocop was the man/robot hybrid who was responsible for saving the future of Detroit, oh and he drove a Ford Taurus.