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Street Hunt No 13 - Off camera flash Street Photography

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Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,

Every year in my home town of Rethymno in Crete, there is a time for carnival festivities. It is a season that lasts around a couple of weeks and it transforms my little town into a surreal place, filled with the most amazing people that gather from all over Greece. There are 3 major events that take place during that time. The first one is what we call “Tsiknopempti” which is a day when all Greeks celebrate by eating grilled meat. The second big event, one week later, is the Carnival Night Parade that starts on a Saturday night and ends early in the morning and the third and most important event is the actual Carnival Day that is full of parades, dancing, laughing and celebrations. During that time Rethymno is always overbooked and overcrowded and everyone is happy! That means that everyone loves to have their photo taken too, so it is an ideal place to be if you are a Street Photographer like me.

This Street Hunt was recorded on Tsiknopempti night, the first of the three major events mentioned above.

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Street Hunt No 12 - Street Photography in Hamburg, Germany

Introduction

Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,

About a month ago, on the 12th of December to be precise, I flew to Hamburg in Germany to record a Street Hunt video, sponsored by our friends at Cosyspeed. Cosyspeed for all of you that don’t know is the German company that makes the high quality Camslinger camera bags that can be worn around your waist or your shoulder. My trip lasted from the 12th of December to the 15th of December and 2 days after I returned to my base in Crete, I wrote a detailed post about my experiences there as a Street Hunter. If you haven’t read the post “Street Photography in Hamburg, Germany”, I recommend you give it a read before you watch today’s Street Hunt video, as it will prepare you nicely for what you will see.

Visiting a foreign city and country to film a Street Hunt was a challenge for me. I was concerned about the German laws of privacy a lot before my trip and I was trying to think of ways to photograph in the street without showing faces. I had a talk with Thomas Ludwig of Cosyspeed before I arrived to Germany and he reassured me not to worry. After a few minutes of Street Hunting in Hamburg, I saw that the people of the city didn’t mind to be photographed. Some reacted very positively to it and that was a pleasant surprise to me.

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Street Hunt No 11 - Film Street Photography in Iraklio, Crete

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I had been thinking that I have been doing many Street Hunts in the town I live in, Rethymno. I got worried that you guys might have got bored of looking at the same streets all the time, so I decided to jump into the car and drive 80km to Iraklio the largest city of Crete and capital of the island. Iraklio is one of the largest cities in Greece and has a rich history. I will not get into that at the moment, but if you are interested to look it up, just click on this wikipedia link about Iraklio or Heraklion. I went with Digby Fullam a Rethymno based English StreetHunters.net Reader that also helped me film the intro to this video. Thank you for that Digby!

This walk is quite interesting because I am using a Camera I haven’t used before on a Street Hunt and also because I find myself experiencing dramatic weather changes throughout the course of the recording. Luckily I was carrying an umbrella, because as you will see there is rain, sun, wind and of course people that I have to tackle with before managing to finish the film and complete the video. But I had a blast! I had to change camera settings nearly before each shot I made, due to the rapid weather changes which made things for me even more complicating.

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Street Hunt 09 - Street Photography Video Tutorial

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Once again I find myself in Athens, walking the busy streets of the capital of Greece and one of the noisiest cities in Europe. Bursting with life, Athens has so many stimuli that sometimes the brain automatically shuts most stuff out. I have noticed this happen to me many times, when reviewing my Street Hunt videos. I see shots I could have made, things that happened, that I didn’t notice when I was actually there, walking the streets.

In today’s video I start shooting where I left off from my previous Street Hunt #08. As I mentioned then in that video, I was going to shoot one roll of film and then end the video. That is what happened. I shot all frames and then I ended the video. But, me being me and wanting to shoot more, I had my digital Sony NEX-6 with me full of batter and with an empty SD card, just begging to be used, so I started a new Street Hunt, this one, Street Hunt #09! So, during this video I travel from Akademias avenue all the way down to Plaka that is the area under the Acropolis. I twist and turn and go up and down little streets and on the way I shoot the people of the city of Athens, doing their daily tasks. Finally I walk up from the centre of Athens all the way up to Pagrati and end the video. You might not know these areas, but I am mentioning them nevertheless just in case you ever want to retrace the Street Hunt.

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Street Hunt 08 - Film Street Photography Video Tutorial

Introduction

During this Street Photography video Tutorial I have been shooting in the busy streets of Athens, the capital of Greece. I start from a part of Athens called Pagrati, walk to an important Athenian landmark, called Kalimarmaro and then up the Athens Gardens and all the way to Syntagma Square, the centre of the city. During my walk this time I use a film camera instead of my trusty Sony NEX-6. The concept behind this Street Hunt is to share with you each and every shot on that roll. A roll has 36 shots, I manage to get 35. Unfortunately I shot one while I wasn’t recording and wasted it. So, at the end of this video you will have seen 35 film shots. You will notice that the experience is different to that of my digital camera. The shutter sound of the film camera is very, very silent, but the lack of any stabilisation technology leads to some blurry shots unfortunately. Luckily only a few.