Street Photography & Creative Insights

Welcome

Thanks for stopping by. I’m Adam.

I am an avid street photographer. I’m fascinated by how people interact with the urban environment and the stories that come out of urban landscape photography.

I review gear I have personally bought, and share how I use it to be creative in the urban landscape.

Latest Posts

What I really like about the affordable cinema cameras of the 2020s is that they offer anyone an entry to the performance and features of digital cinema cameras of 2005-2010ish. And, with editing software so accessible and easy, there really isn’t any excuse not to make a movie if you really want to.
Inspired by song Lyrics from Seal, this new limited edition Leica embodies the visual poetry of light. Leica has unveiled the Leica Q2 “Dawn” special edition camera set, designed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Seal. Paying homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs, the special edition set celebrates the human connection in the art of making a photograph, shining light on the subjects of a frame – while painting unique perspectives for artists behind the lens.

Leica Rangefinder Fan

I’m an avid fan of Leica gear and after using loads of compacts and DSLRs from Canon, Nikon and others, I have settled on the Leica M system.

What I love about it is the timelessness of the lenses, and that I am able to shoot with a system similar to that which was used decades ago. Leica Ms rely 100% on the skills of the photographer…

…the result is always 100% your own work, not the work of computers in the camera.

Film vs Digital – A Leica User’s Thoughts

Camera Film Reviews

Are you looking for a new way to achieve a cinematic look to your still photos? Cinestill 50D is repackaged Kodak Vision 3 50D (aka Kodak 5203/7203) colour negative motion picture film. Cinestill is buying Vision 3 50D film from Kodak and removing the rem-jet backing which is present on most motion picture films to allow the film to be easily processed by any lab in C-41 chemistry.
This 200 ISO colour film is inexpensive, the colours are accurate with a bit of vibrance, the film is sharp with minimal grain, and responds reasonably (but not as well as some) to editing. That said, the lack of editing capabilities isn’t really a problem if you just want photos that look right with the available light and you expose it correctly.
Ilford FP4 (now FP4+) is known for being versatile, with usable results even when underexposed two stops or overexposed by up to six stops. It also develops very easily even if you mess up the temperatures of chemical concentrations which is why it is a very popular film for teaching students.

Leica Insights

Inspired by song Lyrics from Seal, this new limited edition Leica embodies the visual poetry of light. Leica has unveiled the Leica Q2 “Dawn” special edition camera set, designed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Seal. Paying homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs, the special edition set celebrates the human connection in the art of making a photograph, shining light on the subjects of a frame – while painting unique perspectives for artists behind the lens.
The history of Leica optical design dates back more than 150 years and speaks to innovative engineering, uncompromising precision and outstanding quality. This applies especially to Leica M lenses. One of the most versatile among them has now been redesigned to provide even more flexibility for creators: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH.
The biggest new feature, and what excites me most about the Leica M11 is the 64ISO. To me this represents the cleanest, most detailed, best possible images available from the Leica M11’s new sensor. It also lets me use my fast F1.4 50/35/28mm Summilux lenses to their full extent and shoot wide open.
I’ve just tried out my new Leica M11 for the first time. We had tropical level rain out in Adelaide in January 22nd 2022 and writing this on January 23rd, it is still grey, overcast and intermittent heavy downpours so I haven’t yet been able to try the camera out as much as I’d like.

Lens Reviews

The history of Leica optical design dates back more than 150 years and speaks to innovative engineering, uncompromising precision and outstanding quality. This applies especially to Leica M lenses. One of the most versatile among them has now been redesigned to provide even more flexibility for creators: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH.
I’ve had the Leica 28mm F1.4 Summilux for 3 months at the time of writing this review. In that time I’ve trialled it for landscapes, close ups, low light. All the samples in this review are unedited, I want to show you a true indication of what the lens is capable of, and let you edit them for yourself to your liking.
Maximum performance in a compact construction: the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH sets new benchmarks. What is new and special about the 35mm Summicron APO is that now we can focus down to 30cm to our subject whereas previously it has been 70cm.

My Favourite Type of Photography

Street photography. Especially at night.

One of the things I love to do is walk around after sunset and photograph all the lights, shadows and look for whatever we don’t normally notice about what is happening after dark in public areas.

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