Concept Of Carrying A Camera Everywhere You Go

posted on 28th of june, 2017

I heard this from Jay Maisel centuries ago. And I'm trying to do it even its a hustle - since I carry my camera in a shoulder bag and advantage of living in a small town, no one approached to say "you can't take photos here!"... They mostly like to think that I'm a journalist. I've even took shots inside of grocery stores.


But I feel that a range finder type of camera would be much better choice than a big heavy dSLR.


On the other hand snapshots of course doesn't cut it. I'm following another idea from Jay Maisel and look for the light, color and gesture even though I prefer to shoot in black and white most of the time. I'm trying act more like Robert Capa and Gary Winogrand rather than a someone with a digital SLR.


I act like that there's a only 36 pose of film on my camera... This mind set forces me to look more interesting things and be more critical about what I'm doing at the moment and not satisfy too easily. And it's easy for me to do so since I had experience with analog cameras too... Every single shot is important.


In addition to this I'm free from chimping. After shot preview on my camera is disabled... And I never check the photos till I come back home. Instead I try to anticipate and visualize the shot before I take it and see the image on the OVF while I'm taking in - in the fraction of a second.


Being a chimp-free photographer is a habit from analog photography and I'm keeping it up on digital too - in the street environment this gives you the advantage of taking a photo and walk away.


These are just tools and methods and the idea of meaningful photos is a totally relative and highly controversial subject.


Someone once said "everyone is photographer today and no one cares about your photography - we need photos that mean something..." etc. This is just someone's opinion and something meaningful to me could be meaningless for someone else. But it doesn't take away the importance of that moment nor that photo.


In the last analysis - its not just carrying a camera everywhere you go. It's about looking for the moments that speaks to you and draws you in.


Comments (14)

Posted by Worldcitywonderlust on July 31, 2017
I carry my camera always as well. Nice images and interesting pictures.
Posted by Tbshots on July 13, 2017
I like the images and your point of view! Keep it up!
Posted by Keremgo on July 05, 2017
@Egomezta Thank you! I appreciate...
Posted by Egomezta on July 05, 2017
You have amazing images.
Posted by Keremgo on July 01, 2017
@Nycscripts Thank you very much for your kind words - I'm glad that photo speaks to you. That makes it worth taking and sharing.
Posted by Keremgo on July 01, 2017
@Compuinfoto You can't get releases where events on hundreds of people wandering around and I usually shot these kind of photos in events, street activities or summer holiday places.
Posted by Nycscripts on July 01, 2017
What I find interesting about the black and white photo of the girl pointing to something on her friends iphone is the men going in opposite directions in the background. You want to know more about the picture like who are they and where are they going. Great capture.
Posted by Compuinfoto on July 01, 2017
Great foto's, but how to deal with the releases, or do you upload all these as editorial,?
Posted by Keremgo on June 30, 2017
@Teyakp Thank you!
Posted by Teyakp on June 30, 2017
I like black and white photos too... and yours are very meaningful... Great.
Posted by Keremgo on June 30, 2017
@Vladimirkz My pleasure...
Posted by Vladimirkz on June 29, 2017
Great work! Thanks for the ideas!
Posted by Keremgo on June 29, 2017
@Pzmphoto I'm happy to hear that! Yes I noticed but we always have chance to keep participating and eventually win.

@Maocheng Thank you very much.
Posted by Maocheng on June 29, 2017
Thank you for sharing. I like the black and white images.

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