The Friday Snap (TFS 25)

A number of photographers inspire me with their photography style, and one photographer’s style stands out. Allan Schaller is an amazing black and white street photographer creating images that play with light and contrast resulting in clean, crisp and incredibly well composed framed images. His style of street photography drags me in with every photo finding it hard to not get up and go and shoot.

Quickly realising that Tel Aviv, Israel was going to be an amazing location for street photography had me deciding, at least attempt to shoot in a similar style. There was never going to be any hope that I could create similar images however I did try and see the light and contrast in each and every composition with a black and white edit in mind.

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Overall I spent a week in Tel Aviv, Israel creating photos each morning and afternoon and did come away with some memorable images but I also learnt a lot. Firstly Allan’s style takes a lot of work and that is obvious in his work. I also learnt not everyone in Israel is keen on street photography so you need to exercise caution but the beach in Tel Aviv is heaven for street photographers. If you would like to see more street photos from Tel Aviv, you can find them here

Let me know in the comments below who inspires you to get out and create photographs

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

The Friday Snap (TFS 23)

I find it impossible to not look down at train stations as there are so many colors, lines, a variety of people and at various times of the day, shadows creating contrast adding mystery to your image.

But just where is the Yellow line?

Hope everyone has a great weekend

Until next time, happy shooting

The Friday Snap (TFS 22)

Chinaman Creek fishing hut

The afternoon light was not suitable to photograph the two remaining huts at Chinaman Creek, South Australia however the morning bought dark and moody clouds threatening rain and storms.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and until next time, happy shooting

 

 

The Friday Snap (TFS 21)

Many people said that crossing the Nullarbor Plains was boring as there is nothing to see or do. Well, they’re wrong!

Night Camp Eucla

Nikon D810 – A: f3.5, SS: 15 sec, ISO: 1600

There’s plenty to do but sometimes doing nothing except looking up into the dark night sky to see how many stars you can see is the best and those stars always to start you to wonder, are the stars just a portal to another world?

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Hope everyone has a great weekend

The Friday Snap (TFS 18)

I find it somewhat surprising and maybe even a little disturbing when I pull into a remote roadhouse here in Australia, people from all walks of life are desperately trying to get internet coverage with most only checking Facebook or Instagram and very few actually calling for assistance. I, on the other hand, enjoy not being connected to the world to be able to spend time with loved ones listening to music or having a discussion that is not distracted or interrupted by handheld devices hence there was no photo for last weeks The Friday Snap due to travelling in remote areas.

Ironically, this week, the Friday Snap is going to take a little detour with a photo challenge. Khürt from Island in the Net has started a 52-week smartphone challenge and it starts with a self-portrait whilst not showing your face. These two trouble makers are part of our lives keeping us entertained as they try to rule the roost and getting up to mischief.

The first submission was due last Sunday, so there is some catching up to do. The intent is to capture Frank Jansen’s Tuesday Photo Challenge theme of Common and the 52-week smartphone challenge theme the rule of thirds in one post this Sunday. Nothing like a challenge!

If you would like to expand your photography skills either with a camera or a smartphone feel free to jump in. Photo challenges are a fantastic method to improve your photography skills and hone your mind’s eye.

Lastly, if you or someone you know who is or may be affected by either the massive bush fires or the extreme blistering heat here in Australia, please take a few minutes and check on them. Stay safe.

The Friday Snap (TFS 14)

In my neighborhood, a number of large properties have been sold to housing developers. With the over grown grass and junk mail in the letterboxes, the houses which were once homes sit silently to await their fate of meeting the bulldozer in silence. All of them look quite sad like their souls have been torn out!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Happy Friday.

The Friday Snap (TFS 13)

Contemplated not posting a photo for TFS 13 because of the superstition that surrounds the number, not that I’m supersistious!

Spotted this over size art jacket in a hotel foyer and I did seriously consider climbing in to see if it fitted.

Have a great weekend.