NYC Street Photo .com explores the depths of Contemporary NYC Street Photography. It's a fascinating to practice Street Photography on the streets of New York, armed with a 35mm film camera.
Daniel A. Norman,s preference is a 35mm rangefinder camera, particularly a Leica M7 and a roll of Ilford HP5 plus, Kodak T-Max 100, or even Kodak Ektar 100 color film. A NYC street photographer is like a kid in a candy store in New York City with endless opportunities to create Fine Art and further the practice of NYC Street Photography. The gritty look of analog street photography on black and white film work perfectly with the backdrop that the streets of New York provide.
When exploring Street Photography, the people of NYC become characters in a story that unfolds before the lens of your rangefinder camera. Practicing Film Street Photography in a digital age pays homage to the founders of Street Photography and pushes the user to put more creative energy and substance into each 35mm frame. With only 36 frames per roll of film, each image created takes more consideration than with a digital camera, so the end results tend to be more satisfying.
This doesn't mean that there isn't a future in digital street photography. Leica keeps pushing the envelope, and the release of the new Leica M10 is intriguing for anyone who loves street photography.
Prior releases of the digital M rangefinders by Leica have keep many interested in street photography with a digital camera. The laundry list of features on a Leica M10 can make any street photographer drool.
A brand new Leica M10 can easily complement a film Leica M 7 rather than eliminate it or compete with it. To keep one's street photography skills up to par, one should always keep a film rangefinder, whether it be a Leica M3, a Leica M6, a Leica M7, or even a Cosina Voigtlander R3A, loaded with a fresh roll of film. There might be an extra expense to shoot and process 35mm film used for NYC Street Photography, but film photography must not be allowed to die.