China Town

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You can choose from a lot of different lenses and cameras combinations. One mean, lean, street-shootin machine combo was the Voigtlander R4M and Zeiss 21mm 2.8 Biogon. I sold them off earlier this year (the lens and body separately of course to increase the value). This was from a roll of film I found lying around that hadn’t been developed quite yet. Seeing these fruits makes me miss her.

She was sold to purchase the Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii; a massive studio-oriented camera that is antithetical to the rapid fire shooting that a small rangefinder will allow. This is also a bid to further remove myself from 35mm film and dive deeper into 120mm. My Hasselblad SWC should be able to provide some of the same types of images (almost same field of view but square format, shallower DOF and different ergonomics). This is making me want to go on a walk!

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I am still in the 35mm film world though. Below is my trusty Nikon F3HP with 35mm lens. A gift from my brother, she’ll never be sold.

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Dust off your old cameras, baby it’s workshop time!  That’s right.  You are cordially invited to come aboard for the month of October to meet other budding street photographers and partake in the glory of shooting in NYC.  You will learn a great deal about street photography, your camera and our lovely city.   Full details below and at the following link:

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“This street photography workshop will help you get comfortable with your camera, get comfortable shooting in the street and show you a bit of New York that you may not know.  While this course is geared towards beginners, intermediates are welcome as well.  Limit of 5 people per class (some classes have groups of 10 or more, that’s just not good for our purposes).  The class is designed to be cut into four separate parts:

  1. In Class discussion!  We will go over the history of street photography and pay homage to those that came before us.  We will discuss technique in detail.  From framing, composition, metering, depth of field and content.  If you need a tutorial with your camera then I am very acquainted with Nikon, Canon, Sony and other cameras.
  2. Welcome to China Town!  See the madness and beauty of China Town!  This area is a dream for photographers as it is filled with amazing characters, small streets and lots of action!
  3. Coney Island!  A lot like China Town in the amount of energy but with a completely different culture!  See the Wonder Wheel and get a bit of history as you soak in the rays and shoot in the sun!
  4. Williamsburg waterfront.  This is my home turf and as such I like to think I know a thing or two about it!  We will visit the Puerto Rican neighborhoods and walk along the edge of the Hasidic ones.