The Street Photographer at Work

The Street Photographer at Work

My photo buddy Doug Kaye captured this shot of me yesterday on New Year’s Day as we were shooting the Fog Bridge outside of San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

I don’t seem to be the happy street photographer in this image – but it’s not exactly a posed shot! When I’m out shooting, I’ve typically got one camera on my hip (a Fujifilm X-E2 in this image) and my iPhone 5s in my shirt pocket. I regularly flip between them – depending upon what I see, a need for speed or a desire to slow down and work a subject. Sometimes I’ll have a third camera either on my belt or on my left hip.

In this image, I’d just taken a couple of shots with my Fujifilm X-E2 (see below). I let the Fuji fall to my hip, pulled my iPhone out of my shirt pocket and then turned to see what Doug was doing – bang! – he captured this shot! Good fun!

Doug has a new Sony a7 and a vintage Leica Elmar-M 135mm lens that he recently bought used. It’s a pretty magical lens on the new Sony full frame sensor! Here’s an image I shot of Doug shooting with this camera/lens out on San Francisco’s Pier 7.

This image has been cropped a bit more from Doug’s original – and a touch of platinum toning was applied in Photoshop CC.

Here’s one of the Fujifilm X-E2 shots I took just before turning to look at Doug – tweaked a bit in Lightroom 5:

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