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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 30, 2011

Santa on St. Marks

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3413/santa_on_st_marks.jpg

1/250th at F2, ISO 3200 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

Happy New Year Everyone!!


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 29, 2011

Game, Soho

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3411/game.jpg

1/250th at F3.6, ISO 3200 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 28, 2011

Portrait, Soho

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3409/blue_soho.jpg

1/250th at F4.5, ISO 3200 (35mm). Fuji X100.

Street photography during the winter is tough.  There is such a lack of light, especially with the tall buildings blocking the sun, that unless you're shooting during the peak mid-day hours you have to shoot with a super-high ISO and a very low aperture to expose the scene correctly.

A shot like this might seem simple or easy to do, but because of the lack of light there is such a small plane that you have to work with to get something sharp.  To keep it candid, like I often do, I shot this from my chest, meaning that I had to use manual focus.  I kept the manual focus set to about 5 feet away and then when I thought she was 5 feet away I took the shot.  4 feet or 6 feet away would have been blurry.  I miss a decent amount of shots this way of course, but there's no way around it when the light is low.

I'm starting to get good at shooting like this in low light, even at apertures as low as 2, but it's hard and takes lots of practice.  If only it could be summer when you don't really have to worry about things like this as often.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 27, 2011

Barber Shop, First Avenue

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3407/barber_shop_first_avenue.jpg

1/250th at F2, ISO 800 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

 


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General
December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays! Rockefeller Center Tree

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3405/happy_holidays_rockefeller_center.jpg

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!  My best to you and your family.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 23, 2011

Chillin', Broadway

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3403/east_village.jpg

1/250th at F2.5, ISO 3200 (35mm). Fuji X100.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 22, 2011

Street Performer, East Village

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3401/east_village.jpg

 1/125th at F9, ISO 400 (82mm).

Ah the things you see on a daily basis in the East Village.

 

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography
December 20, 2011

Spring Street Subway Station

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3399/spring_street_subway_station.jpg

1/30th at F5, ISO 800 (24mm).

This has kind of an HDR feel to it, but it was pretty much straight from the camera with a little contrast added.


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 19, 2011

Racquetball, East Village

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3397/racquetteball_east_village.jpg

1/320th at F16, ISO 800 (92mm).

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
December 16, 2011

Conductor, 42nd Street

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/3393/conductor_42nd_street.jpg

1/250th at F2, ISO 1600 (35mm) - Fuji X100.

 


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