Minimalist street photography with Ricoh GR


Defragged

Link Posted 05/07/2020 - 21:41
A fascinating short video from Sean Tucker on using a Ricoh GR for his street photography.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpq0Bhcc_vA

For any one who has an interest in street photography.
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Benz3ne

Link Posted 05/07/2020 - 21:47
Will give that a watch tomorrow, thanks!

GeoffSteyning

Link Posted 20/06/2021 - 11:30
Also a great camera to emulate the Chinese photographer Fan Ho. I liked the way that Sean could just use a thumbwheel to change shutter speed or aperture...... altering the exposure individual elements of the view - and turning shadows black while getting a good exposure on highlights. Being a Pentax user I thought I'd get myself a Ricoh GRIII but - considering the fixed lens and lack of both a built in flash and optical viewfinder - consider it too expensive for my occasional needs. I was then given an old camera (Lumix, with a Leica lens) and tried the 'single thumb' exposure setting technique..... didn't quite work, as it needed a 'helf-press' test of shutter to see what you've got for each exposure setting. I'll give it a go, though - the technique doesn't necessarily need speed and could be solved. After that, I tried the technique on my old Pentax MX-1 pocket camera, which had been redundant for some years, and that worked as well - after a fashion. So I'm raring to go.... except I've got some walking problems now and can't wander around a city for a day. Still - there are solutions and possible alternative locations!

Another big thumbs up for Sean Tucker, though. A really thoughtful photographer who has done a lot of street photography. He's now moved to some place called 'Yorkshire'.
Last Edited by GeoffSteyning on 20/06/2021 - 11:32

Defragged

Link Posted 18/09/2021 - 20:22
Glad you enjoyed the video Geoff. Here's an insightful update...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhNqHDsWipU

Enjoy.
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geordie01

Link Posted 15/10/2021 - 13:24
Great video

davidwozhere

Link Posted 16/10/2021 - 00:50
Fascinating. He is a very good presenter.
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HarisF1

Link Posted 16/10/2021 - 09:47
Agreed. I love his comments about reducing confrontation as well.
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