Oh Soho – Series 1
Oh Soho – Series 1
A recent photo on a rainy day. I love shooting in the rain! But no rain in the forecast today! I’ll be in Coney Island for a workshop today. Next Sunday is Bushwick!
Spring is here and with it rainy days! This is another film photo taken in October 2016 with the LC-A+ lomo camera and processed digitally. I do like the element of chance. Of not knowing. It’s a nice balance to shooting digitally and being able to see it all as you shoot. In an age of instant gratification some things are worth waiting for. I used slightly expired Ilford FP4 125ASA film and just recently got around to scanning the negatives. Today I’ll be shooting in Harlem on a photo tour. Tomorrow a workshop in Coney Island! I love shooting this city. It never bores me.
Yes, I love taking photos on rainy days! Capturing raindrops on windows and umbrellas are a big favorite of mine. There are days when I can find a million things to photograph and days when I spend my time processing them. It’s all part of the process. Since I started shooting with mirrorless cameras it’s easy for me to always have a camera with me and if the mood strikes, I shoot. No pressure. The worst thing is to leave the house without a camera only to wish that I had one with me! I recently had minor outpatient surgery. So I’m taking it easy for a few weeks and I rescheduled my April workshops. I have 3 workshops scheduled for May! Coney Island, Bushwick and East Harlem. Rainy Day Union Square, 31 March 2017.
The weather on any given day provides the color palette for a photo. If there isn’t enough color or too much color I might choose to process in b&w. There’s a certain kind of light on a rainy day that is quite nice. Photography is a process for me which always holds a bit of surprise. When I see the photos I will decide how they should be processed. I like both b&w and color though I definitely lean towards having a better appreciation for black and white photography. Regardless, rain and umbrellas are fabulous for photography. https://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/blog/2017/4/20/rainy-manhattan
I started in street photography by accident. I love taking photos of buildings and there is some fabulous architecture in New York City. I’m not just talking about the iconic buildings in the city. Many of the buildings in the neighborhoods have their own style. Like a personality. Good luck getting photos of buildings without people in them! One day I realized that I actually prefer the photos of the city with people in them. In my photography workshops and photo tours we always talk about composition and different photographic techniques and I always base it around the interests of the people involved. And when people are interested, we also talk about processing as well. This photo was taken during a recent photo tour. Nolita in the Rain, 24 March 2017.
You don’t have to be a tourist to go on one of my Photo Tours! Photo tours are customized to your particular interests. Whether it’s the neighborhood or the style of photography that you are looking to achieve. And they’re good for amateur photographers as well as professionals. Oh, and by the way, amateur comes from the word love! I hope that we are all amateurs, that we have a love of photography and they like tourists, we see the city with new eyes. If you want to read a review by a New Yorker who recently did the Soho & Greenwich Village PhotoTour you can read it here! A photo tour is good for up to 4 people. So you can get together a few friends and do it together! Or for larger groups just send me an email and we can arrange something. We always have a good time and you can see other reviews on my site as well.