Recently I got a Ricoh GR III camera, if you google it you will see it is the #1 recommendation for street photographers, and the main reason is that it has a great sensor, so it delivers great image quality and is very small compared with any other camera in the market that can deliver this image quality.
I really like it as you can put it in your pocket, and is always ready to capture candid moments. The price is about 900usd, but if you do not have that amount I would recommend to buy the previous verison (II) as you can get it with about 400usd and is also a super tool.
Here some images that I took recently while in the quarenteen in my home, just playing with good light and the smal Ricoh GRIII
You can get a print of one of these images in the following page:
This post is dedicate to my two canine friends: Ruperta and Pancho
And here some tips on how you can improve your shoots:
Be patient. Dogs and animals in general are very curious and trend to move very fast, so its not so easy to shoot as when you are shooting landscapes or objects without movement.
Use fast shutter speed. By setting your camera in Manual mode or Speed priority you will control the speed. Try to shoot in very fast speed this will allow you to capture the pet in movement focusing just in the action.
Use continuous shoot mode. Shoot many images per second, and the select the best, you can always delete all others.
Use tricks or food to get the dog attention. Very useful to accommodate the dog to the place where the best background is…
Shoot in a low aperture mode. This will allow you to focus in the pet and make the background blur.
Select the best time of the day / Light is key in good photos. Try to shoot in the sunset or sunrise. This will give you some great color tones to your photos.
Edit some photos in black and white. Edit trying to increase the blacks and the contrast, you can achieve very dramatic pictures.
Now you can buy some of my photos in the following link, if you can’t find the one that you like please let me know in the comments section or in my instagram (torobravophotography) and I will upload it, here the link;
I want to share some recent street photography shoots that I took while walking in Mexico City, in La Condesa.
You will see that I like dogs, and in some of my street photos the dogs are the main subject. It is not easy as dogs are always a moving target, so my advice is to shoot many shoots and wait until you get the right one!