New York Daily Photo Blog

Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 28, 2012

Daily News, Hot Corner: Carroll Gardens

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4171/daily_news_smith_street.jpg

If I could live in any neighborhood in New York (besides the EV), this would be it.  Read why through the stories from the neighborhood locals in the larger version.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 27, 2012

Red (and How Cindy Sherman Influenced My Street Photography)

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4161/red.jpg

1/400th at F7.1, ISO 1600 (28mm).

Hip shot.  It's much harder to frame correctly and to focus correctly but for certain shots it makes being candid and getting close so much easier.

However, that's not the main reason why I like it.  I go back to it time and time again because I love that slightly lower perspective that it gives, elongating people just enough to give them presence and stature, while also giving a very pleasing upward view of the tall buildings in the background.

This Cindy Sherman self portrait, while completely separate from the realm of traditional candid street photography, has probably informed my street photography more than any other individual photograph.

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4163/cindy-sherman-cinderella.jpeg

Untitled Film Still #14, 1978, Cindy Sherman.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography
September 26, 2012

Soho Landscape

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4343/5th_Avenue.jpg

1/320th at F13, ISO 400 (28mm).

Treat the city or where you live as if you would a landscape in nature.  You might find it to be even more beautiful on occasion.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography
September 25, 2012

Front Yard

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4155/front_yard-2.jpg

1/60th at F7.1, ISO 400 (28mm).

For those of you that are curious, this is what a front yard looks like in the city.  And you wonder why we're neurotic.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 24, 2012

Urban Cowboy

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4151/urban_cowboy.jpg

1/320th at F3.2, ISO 800 (28mm).

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 21, 2012

Magnificent Cat

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4149/magnificent_cat.jpg

1/500th at F8, ISO 800 (28mm).

Sometimes I feel bad photographing hipsters.  It's just too easy.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 19, 2012

Love and Guts

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4131/love_and_guts2.jpg

1/500th at F4.5, ISO 1600 (28mm).

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



General
September 17, 2012

Throne

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4147/throne.jpg

1/50th at F10, ISO 640 (28mm).

A king, if I ever saw one.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 14, 2012

A Truck Driver's Best Friend

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4135/truck_drivers_best_friend.jpg

1/200th at F1.8, ISO 1600 (28mm).

The pink collar makes this photo.  Probably the cutest moment I've seen all year.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
September 13, 2012

Floral

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4137/floral.jpg

1/400th at F9, ISO 1600 (28mm).

The tough thing about taking shots like this is not the person you're taking the shot of.  I had to get so close to fill the frame since I was using a 28mm lens, but if she had turned around I could have just smiled and showed her since it was a beautiful photo.  The problem is being surrounded by 10 other people stopped at the streetlight wondering what the hell you're doing.

This is where confidence is important.  It can be hard, but just try your best to ignore them, hold an air about you that you know what you're doing, and move on.  It's a beautiful moment and photo to show if anyone asks what you're doing.  And you should be proud of it.

 


*If you like the photos in this post please help me spread the word by sharing. Thanks.



Page: 1 of 2
Page: 1 of 2

Links to individual blog landing pages

1 - 2 -