Street Photography In Edinburgh

I went on a candid street photography photowalk with some people when I was living in Edinburgh. It was just the one walk because other things got in the way of finding time to go on others. I’m mentioning it because yesterday I was looking through old photos from my D7000 and I came across this one from that photowalk.

Let’s call it candid street photography on the streets of Edinburgh – woman tired, sitting and resting on a bollard.

The first shot is ‘straight out of the box’ as it were, with blown highlights and just generally overexposed.

Photographers talk about how digital cameras behave somewhat like shooting slide film was in film cameras. Don’t blow out the highlights because you will never get them back again, was the mantra.

With digital, it means that once a certain amount of light hits the sensor or parts of the sensor, it overpowers it and turns everything to blinding white.

Except that the Nikon D7000 manages to recover highlights very well, as you can see here.

candid street photography on the streets of Edinburgh - woman sitting and resting on a bollard

candid street photography on the streets of Edinburgh - woman sitting and resting on a bollard - properly processed shot

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