|Graphic Design Ben J. Shockley. Image © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008.|
The Nikon 50mm/F1.4 Prime lens, recently acquired and immediately tested. I picked this sucker up used for a price most photogs wouldn’t even flinch at, slammed it on my camera and then walked across the street to make this picture. The reason I bought the lens in the first place was to make this picture.
The prime with it’s shallow depth of field is ideal for portraiture. The D90 makes this a very acceptable substitute for the more expensive 85mm lens, but ever so compact, light and lovely. As the evening light dwindles and fades away, one can still create stunning images with available light and the low depth of field will only add interest as you engage your subject!
This image of a flute player was shot in bright sunlight, under the shade of a covered walkway, not uncommon in the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico with it’s historic architecture.
Simplify your gear, free your mind of unnecessary choices and the pictures will follow! Now go enjoy the light….Cheers, Jeremy
Street Photography will always surprise- the right time, right place. This is the idea right.
I found myself in the company of Jessie Bridges just off the plaza in Santa Fe where she preformed her latest record to a crowd already warmed up by the likes of Jeff Bridges who played a benefit concert in the neighboring Lensic theater as a follow up to his epic performance in the film Crazy Heart.
Setting out into Santa Fe each evening- camera in hand, mind open- this is street photography. The product is not as much the photos but rather the moments of experience that created them.
Check out Jessie’s latest album on iTunes!
Embrace the unexpected!!