Tags Posts tagged with "Ricoh GR"

Ricoh GR

by -
100 42230
The Ricoh GR for Street Photography

Introduction

Streethunters.net is a website that has been going on now for nearly 2 years. I remember when we published our first post in May 2013, we shared it with the world and we got something like 1 or 2 visits. But we didn’t stop. We persisted and since then we have been blessed with a growing number of simply fantastic Readers!

Some of you are active in our highly interactive GooglePlus Community, the SHRC, some prefer to comment here on our website. Others participate in the conversation on our StreetHunters YouTube channel, or the StreetHunters Facebook page. We also get messages from you on our Twitter and our Streethunters.net Flickr Group.

We are so very grateful for your constant involvement and simply amazing ideas and suggestions. We try to do our best to share with you topics that we hope you find interesting and helpful. In return we get your extremely useful feedback in return, your valuable perspective on our work and most importantly we feel how strong your support is. Thank you all.

A couple of months ago, one of you dear Readers named Buru Lwyd, wanted to support Streethunters.net with a unique and special way. It all begun from a simple Social Media post where I expressed my desire about trying out a specific camera. He owns one of those cameras, so he thought it would be a good idea if he sent me his, so I could try it, put it through it’s paces and then let him know what I thought about it. That way I would see for myself if I liked it and I would know if I would be willing to buy one. So, he sent it over to the Streethunters.net HQ here in Crete and I got to spend a couple of months with it. The camera that I had the opportunity to borrow was none other than the King of Street Photography itself, the Ricoh GR!

by -
8 7388
X100s RicohGR LeicaM

NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Buru Llwyd for www.streethunters.net


Introduction

Although I’m a very shy person, and into street/documentary photography, I always try to force myself into taking the photos that I’d like to get. There’s no other way around it. Also I feel the need to use flash because of the preferred dynamic look I’d like to get. It’s quite surprising sometimes how people in general don’t seem to mind or are that bothered or even don’t notice at all. I’ve had plenty of people question and debate this type of photography on the street and within my circle of friends, but at the end of it, there is no law against it. A little confidence goes a long way.

As much as I tend to try and steer clear from wasting money on camera after camera, sometimes it happens. Sometimes you do see a camera that just makes you stand up and think “wow I’d love to have that”. Or you may see a camera that you’d just like to try just for the experience, even if it is a stupidly priced one. Cameras that suit you as a person are always important, even if it IS a ten thousand pound medium format kit or a cheap and cheerful disposable holiday camera.