Category Archives of : Street photography

Smarts For Street Photography

Oct 18, 2013

HiLO Lens is great for candid photos, below are some tips for street photography with the HiLO Lens. One way of holding the phone with HiLO Lens is at hip level, then look down at the screen while the camera is directed away from you by the HiLO Lens. This shooting position is similar to [...]

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Retro iPhoneography

Jun 23, 2012

It sounds like a contradiction in terms but please give me a minute to explain. A search for “retro camera” turns up about 60 apps on the app store. Apps for the iPhone include 6×6 which takes 6cm square images, this size was popular with old medium format film. Squara takes square photos too. Both apps has some [...]

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Shoot from the hip

Apr 30, 2012

A great blog post about shooting photos from the hip. Obviously shooting from the hip is easier with HiLO Lens but a lot of the discussion is relevant. I prefer wides because I like to capture as much of the scenery around my subjects as possible, close up head shots are nice and all, but street [...]

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Sneak Peek of HiLO Lens

Apr 27, 2012

The design has settled down so lets take a look… You may be wondering how the lens is holding on to the iPhone ? A magic material know as polyurethane gel has a tacky surface structure. One side of the gel pad is stuck permanently to our lens. The other side sticks temporarily to the iPhone. It [...]

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Photographers in films: Anna Cameron, Closer

Mar 20, 2012

Click. You probably heard that sound (and spotted a couple of other inaccuracies concerning cameras and photography) more than you would have liked to in Closer. But if the stock Foley and factual errors don’t deter you from discussing the movie, welcome here. Let’s talk about the movie’s adulterous photographer Anna Cameron for a while.

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Modest street photography

Mar 05, 2012

Modesty is such a lovely word. It has no negative denotation or connotation, and the world would be a nicer place if everybody practiced it more. For people who practice street photography, it can even mean the difference between making others feel comfortable around them and making others feel like running in the opposite direction [...]

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Samsung MV800 digital camera review

Mar 03, 2012

Samsung MV800 digital camera review Among the techniques used in photography, taking pictures at waist level (or “shooting from the hip”) can be one of the most frustrating to master. Regular point-and-shoot cameras have their screens behind the lens, so if you use them to shoot at waist level, you can’t simultaneously see the images [...]

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