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Street Photography Video Tutorial

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Street Hunt No 10 - Beach Street Photography

Introduction

This time I have decided to do something a bit different and so instead of hitting the streets as I usually do, I have visited the large beach of Rethymno, my home town here in Crete and made some photos there. I made this video in mid August when the sun was scorching hot. There was lots of bright sunlight! So bright in fact that I couldn’t walk outside without a hat and sunglasses on. As you will see in the Street Hunt No 10 I start my walk from one end of the beach and walk all the way to the where the actual street ends, about 2.5 km to the east.

During my walk this time I use a film camera again. This time I use the legendary Yashica Electro 35 GTN, the model that most photographers consider the flagship Electro amongst all the versions that were ever released. Yashica guy explains everything you need to know about the Yashica Electro 35 GTN if you are interested in reading more about this amazing camera.

The concept behind this Street Hunt is to share with you each and every shot on the roll I used. A roll has 36 shots but I managed to get 37 or 38! 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. You can hear the manual winder cranking but sometimes the shutter release is inaudible! A perfect tool for Street Photography!

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Street Hunt 09 - Street Photography Video Tutorial

Introduction

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.

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Street Hunt 07 - Manual Focus Street Photography Video Tutorial

Introduction

Carnival season is over here in Rethymno and life is back to normal. Luckily for me and for the rest of Rethymno is that the tourist season is now on and people are beginning to visit our little town for the summer. So, things are not dull, but they are not crazy either. They are somewhat in between. This time I am in the streets at mid day, the sun is shining and the weather is hot. Most people are napping or at the beaches swimming so the town is not very busy but it is still active. More and more people will start arriving as the weeks pass and things will get more interesting, but for now the place is perfect for shooting with a Manual Focus Legacy Lens!

This Street Photography video Tutorial a.k.a. Street Hunt is all about shooting with your modern mirroless camera and high quality Legacy Glass using an adapter to connect them both. In the introduction I will talk to you a bit about how to set up your lens, what you need to do so your camera and your lens work properly and then I will hit the streets shooting manual focus with the help of focus peaking technology and zone focusing. You will notice that manual focusing is fairly easy and if done right, it can be much faster than auto focusing.