Inside Stephen Foster’s Camera bag!

Inside Stephen Foster’s Camera bag!

Inside Stephen Foster's camera bag

About “What’s in your camera bag Street Hunter!”

In June 2014  we started sharing the contents of the Camera Bag of one of you, one of our awesome Readers every week! All images and text in these posts are written by the Readers presenting their camera bags. If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post. Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

Inside Stephen Foster’s Camera bag! (Bag No6)

Most people know me as a reasonably quick witted guy, social with some big love for street photography.
Almost true…
But here’s a secret, a StreetHunters exclusive.
Most of my life I have been a shy social introvert. I fear large groups of people. My job reenforced that personality trait to some extent early on but with the years I have overcome most of that natural tendency through my birthdays, career and family.
Now I’m almost normal.
Travelling from Newcastle to London evenings away from home left a space for a hobby. Photography came along end of last year. Bridges, buildings and churches.
Then out of the blue London forced me to shoot people. I couldn’t resist its draw. Click=Panic every time. I have spent a lifetime watching people and now there was a use for it. If I could overcome the fears that are rooted in me.

Stephen Foster's camera bag


  1. Fuji X100S
  2. Gordys strap
  3. Battery x 2


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Rules of participation

Each person that submits the contents of his bag will also be allowed 150 words to describe her / him self to the rest of the Readers via the website pages! We will even allow one link, back to your website! It will be loads of fun! Why? Well, because we will start to get to know each other through these small 150 word descriptions and of course through the contents of each one’s bags! Now, when we say Camera Bag, it doesn’t have to literally be a bag. It could be a pouch, a backpack, pockets of a jacket, whatever. All we need is the list of all the contents and a photo of those contents on a wooden or carpeted (preferably) floor from above. What must be included in the email you send us? Here is the list of things you need to provide us with in order to have a valid entry:

  • 150 word description of yourself and your Street Photography quirks, habits, tips, whatever. 150 words MAX.
  • Photo of the contents of your bag and your bag next to those contents on a floor, shot from 90 degrees above. High quality, big size.
  • List of items included in your camera bag.
  • Link to your website OR blog OR facebook page OR GooglePlus page OR whatever.
  • A closing remark 20 words MAX. You can say for example something like Thank for letting me share the contents of my bag, now stop looking into my privates and go take some photos!

We thank you in advance for your participation and we are really looking forward to finding out what YOU are hiding in your camera bags! Send everything in at! Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!


  1. Very nice and minimal kit 🙂
    35mm equivalent length is “ballsy” for a shy person. Congratulations.

    It seems most of your photographs were shot from the hip. The collection of your work does hint at shyness or insecurity. I would like to see more photographs taken at eye-level.

    I do like your photographs though. I really like the finish you give them.
    Do you do it in post or using a film filter on the x100? (Maybe it is just the “look” from the x100?)
    For example the photographs: “Penny for them?” and “Look cheapside”.

    • Hey Mavritivs I’ve definitely been in a bit of a ‘hip shot’ phase and those two are indeed hip shots. Often they are more chest or chin shots 😉 There are many others that are not hipshots…honest.

      The finish is part x100s and part processing. Those for example are shot at 6400 ISO :O and the grain is what the fuji spits out of its x-trans sensor. to my eye it doesn’t look ‘digital’. I then basically put a strong tone curve, heavy contrast and clarity(structure), drop highlights and blacks.. boost whites.

      I treat the colour stuff with a little more respect 🙂 The b+w seems to improve when I avoid ‘gray’

  2. Nice straightforward kit, if it does the job why carry more. Spot on regarding SHRC as well, informative, frequently funny and with a pleasant lack of egos and attitude.

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