From the neighborhood film-strip 🎞

Street photography, in any part of the world, requires a little bit of photographic skill, but really, a lot of willingness to give yourself over to the serendipity of the moment. Like the flow of Japanese Koi swimming through the stream..

If you find yourself in an urban or even suburban environment, the neighborhood can hold different kinds of shooting challenges, as to how to photograph what you see around you, but that’s just it, find yourself in your own topography, get a camera that feels comfortable, a film stock that has a pleasing grain and aesthetic for storytelling, and let your sense of adventure take over..

For me, your storyteller, blog writer, and photographer, I’ve been diggin on shooting with a simple Contax G1 Range Finder Camera, with a 45mm Carl Zeiss lens. That medium focal length gives me the comfort of knowing what I’m going to get, and frees me up to be more creative with my personality and camera action. I don’t loose a beat, and as I’m talking with people at the coffee shop, for example, I can capture the action, just outside the window. The film stock I’m using these days is Ilford Black & White, which gives me that grit and contrast that puts me in the mood to tell stories, and see things just a little bit differently.

It all begins with those Martial Arts guys showing up and presenting their powers.. what they can do

And hey, they’ve got to have some decent wheels to get around
Scooter Nation
And a place to learn about photography.. with great coffee.. no back talk !
Watch out for Muni! – – Ra’s al Ghul in the ‘Dark Knight’ movie series, tells Bruce Wayne, the crime-fighter in training, ‘and always be aware of your surroundings’

And for all you photography & Marvel Films fans, ‘The Avengers: End Game’ arrives at theaters: April 26h.

Published by paulmansfield30

grant writer educational and media consultant in the nonprofit field. I've traveled all over Asia, (love sushi!) and recently watching Game of Thrones, and am inspired to develop films and teach visual storytelling to the neighborhood students.

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