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Spyros Papaspyropoulos

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Spyros Papaspyropoulos is passionate about Photography, especially Street Photography. Because of that passion he considers himself a Street Photographer. If you would like to see his work you can also visit his Street Hunters Profile. He is co-founder of Street Hunters.

Introduction

If you have been following this blog for some time or you are familiar with my Street Photography, you know I love using a flash when shooting. Especially during times before the COVID-19 lockdown(s), I would really enjoy walking about taking photos with a flash. The most important thing for me as a street photographer has always been manoeuvrability and portability, others might call it minimalism, and for that reason, I try to carry as few things as possible with me. My largest camera as of today is the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the XF18mm attached to it, which lately has felt a bit too big for my needs, and my Ricoh GR, which is just perfect. Since I love working with flash, I also use similarly sized flashguns. Such as the Flash Q20 II or the all-time classic, but now discontinued Fujifilm EF-X20. What would be the point of carrying a flash that is bigger than my camera? For example, my old Yongnuo YN560II when paired with my Ricoh GR was just plain silly. It even felt silly mounted on my X-Pro1 and only looked size-appropriate on a DSLR. 

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Bertrand, the founder of Tiny Flash. I opened it up and read it, and to my surprise and excitement, I saw it was about a new pocket-sized flash that claimed it worked on any camera (analogue or digital)! I wrote back to Bertrand, expressing my excitement and desire to review his flash. After a few days, the prototype reached my door! Here are my thoughts about it.


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Inside Bill Palmer’s Camera bag! (Bag No194)

“Hi,

I’m Bill Palmer, aka “Lightmancer” and these are the contents of the smallest camera bag I have ever used! It’s a beautiful saddle-leather belt pouch by Taylor Kent and Co that holds everything I need. I’ve shot street for many years, initially for fun and more recently in connection with the “Queen’s Wayfarer” series of thrillers that I write – the hero of my books is himself a photographer! Over the years I have shot Nikon, Contax and Leica but today I use Fuji (XPro3) and, as shown here, the remarkable Ricoh GRIII.

For me, street photography is all about being in the moment, and carrying a small kit is part of being agile, mobile and open to new things.

In the bag:”

Street Sweeper Magazine

Introduction

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

Today we will be reviewing a new Street Photography magazine called Street Sweeper Magazine. It was sent to me by Jaycee Malicdan, a California-based street photographer born in Yokosuka, Japan. Jaycee is the chief editor and founder of Street Sweeper. I have to admit that before receiving a copy to review, I didn’t know about this magazine. It turns out though, I was positively surprised when I skimmed through its pages and I enjoyed it even more one evening when I decided to go through it slowly and take in the photos, the layout, the design and the feel of the mag. But more on that later.

Inside Michele Scimè Camera Bag - Bag. No 193

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Inside Michele Scimè’s Camera bag! (Bag No193)

“Hello.

My name is Michele and I am a photographer based in Milan. I am happy to share the contents of my camera bag with you. it is an old brown bag that allows me to go around the city in complete tranquillity. I love street photography because it allows me to get lost in the cities I visit.

Inside my camera bag, you can find:”

Inside Alberto's Camera Bag - Bag No.192

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Inside Alberto’s Camera bag! (Bag No192)

“Hi, I’m Alberto and I have been taking pictures for… I don’t remember!

I have a job that allows me to travel a lot, taking photos is the most galvanizing way to immerse myself in new places, cultures and people. I love to get lost in the streets of cities that I don’t know and discover them with my eye on the viewfinder.

I can be a hunter or a fisherman, it could be on the streets, on the beach or in the woods but in any case, once I get back home if I look at the photos I took, they make me sick all but one. Two if it’s my lucky day.

I’m not a burst shooting fan, anyway.

I have changed a bit of gear in recent years but now I always go out light. This is my bag.

Contents:”

Inside Dezutter Etienne's Camera bag - Bag No.191

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Inside Dezutter Etienne’s Camera bag! (Bag No191)

Hello

I’m Dezutter Etienne -everybody says Tjen, 67 years living on this earth. Place of residence is Damme, a medieval place near Bruges. So, I’m an amateur photographer. I went nearly every day out to make some photographs most of nature. My credo is that what I see this morning, it can be gone by evening. I like to examine the relation(existing or not) between nature and human being … What’s each other’s place?

I began photographing in 1976 and … I still most of the time analogue gear. I have a Canon 50D and a Fuji XT 20 but there is always one of my lovers with me when I’m going out (or in ) …Pentax ME, MZ 7 and PZ 1- Mamyia TLR 330 F prof (love it to work with) Agfa isolette and Kodak Retina 1A . Most of the time I’m using older emulsions like Orwo !

In my photo bag, you can remark:”

Inside Cristian Crisbășan Camera Bag - Bag No.190

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Inside Cristian Crisbășan’s Camera bag! (Bag No190)

“Cristian Crisbășan, 52 years old photographer from Bucharest, Romania.

Witness and observer. I walk, I encounter, I shoot. Daily. Everything I see it’s an encounter on the street of life. And I try to document the best I can these encounters. All images are only portraits of memories in a visual diary of my life. I shoot everything I find meaningful and I think I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Photography is my therapy, my way of learning and being aware of my place in life. I am equally and complementary interested in what I perceive, as I think life is larger than us, humans. I was always attracted to what lies beneath the immediate and common accepted surface of things. I like to discover and uncover, not to explain and demonstrate. Photography happens before the camera. Our eyes just transmit – the brain sees.

Camera bag contents:”

Inside Gareth Watkins Camera Bag - Bar No.189

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Inside Gareth Watkins’ Camera bag! (Bag No189)

“Hi there,

My name is Gareth Watkins, originally from the UK, I have spent most of my life in France. For many years I was a staff photographer for Reuters in Paris. After over 20 years in the press, I left the business in 2000. These days I take pictures for myself.

In news, we used big heavy cameras, Nikon F3’s in the film days and large Canon DSLR’s for digital with large zoom lenses. For my own work, I prefer lighter gear. I use Fuji Xpro2’s with 23mm F2 and 50mm F2 lenses, giving me 35mm & 75mm full-frame equivalent. I also have the 35mm F2 and 18mm F2. (50mm & 28mm).

My bag of choice is a Wotancraft Trooper medium and is kind of my man bag… with 2x cameras, batteries, and some SD cards in a case. It is a light set up I carry everywhere.

My camera bag contains:”

Patryk Stanisz's Camera Bag - Bag No.188

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Inside Patryk Stanisz’s Camera bag! (Bag No188)

“Hi, I am Patryk Stanisz,

36 years old street photographer and also a wedding photographer based in London. I have been living in the UK since 2012 but originally I come from Poland. 99% of my street photographs are about people. It is what interests me the most. Street photography is also a part of my daily training as a wedding photographer. Looking for interesting situations and moments on the street is a great joy. It also helps me to be always ready to shot any unpredictable moments. I love collecting photography albums. I am a photo book addict.

Here is what my bag includes:”

Pavlos Iakovidis Camera Bag - Bag No. 187

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Inside Pavlos Iakovidis’ Camera bag! (Bag No187)

“Hi Streethunters,

My name is Pavlos Iakovidis, and I am a 30 years old street photographer from Kozani, Greece. Now I live in Chania and I am on the streets for practice one year now. I started to shoot every Sunday but I realize everyday life is far more interesting for the concept that I want to follow! I like more the black & white style and I am trying to emphasize the photography that documents social life and human “aware” emotion in real-life. I don’t like to edit my photos a lot because I want to stay as real as possible. I like more to use my Lumix for portraits and I use my d7100 for open shots!

Contents of my bag:”