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StreetShooters presets paint Melbourne.

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Livnius, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    The other day I downloaded Streetshooters SFX2 presets thanks to a link Ray posted here: https://www.mu-43.com/f102/streetshooters-new-presets-nik-silver-efex-pro-33220/

    Managed to find a free day and went into town to shoot a little. From a street photography perspective it was a good day for me. Never before in all my attempts at Street photography had I managed to shoot so close and so comfortably, with much less doubt. I got closer than ever before and it felt awesome, when shooting with the 14mm it felt like I was shooting point blank. I just wish I could turn that annoying focus confirmation beep OFF on my em5 !!

    Using the AFL button to lock focus at a predetermined distance and keeping aperture at or slightly more open than f8 I nailed a couple fairly well i feel, but was slightly off on many more....shooting this way is new to me and there is much to learn about how my cameras behaviour changes as these settings change. I like this way of shooting, kinda liberating knowing that with the gear set, all i had to do was keep my eyes open, watch events happen and to try frame and record those people and events as best i could. I missed focus a large number of times and my framing isn't all that....but it's satisfying to see slow but sure improvement in my own photography.

    Big thanks to you Don for all your time and effort in making these presets and then for having the generosity to make them available. I really enjoy these presets...a lot. I like post processing images in my digital darkroom and having your presets gives me yet another option to work with....IMO a very no nonsense, lay it all on the line set of B+W presets. Thanks again Don...and thanks Ray for posting the link.


    Boy & Girl. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr


    Aviators. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr

    On a mission. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr


    Contacts. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr

    Exchange. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr

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    Busted. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr

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    Learning. Melbourne Streets. by Livnius, on Flickr
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  2. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Great stuff man! That third one is a trip :) 
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Cheers Zach. I love the expression on his face. Lunch rush hour intensity.
  4. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    A great set of photo's, like Zach, I like the third one and the last one made me smile when I noticed the seagull on the bench.
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  5. yktay2

    yktay2 Mu-43 Regular

    love your #3!
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  6. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Love the SEP presets on these. I am hopeful that the new Oly 15mm is good enough to use in this mode of shooting all day. Shoot from the hip, chest, around a corner; anything.

    From the 2 shoots I have seen so far on the Internet, I am not convinced. I hope I am wrong, and this is an ideal lens for walking the streets.
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  7. melonbread

    melonbread Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Beautiful shots. Those presets really bring out the tones in your images!
    It's always great to see your home city as seen through someone else's eyes :) 
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  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Exellent Joe..I love the last one the most :2thumbs::2thumbs:
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  9. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Great shots
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Great stuff Joe. I also like #3 a lot, but like several of the others too. Putting those presets to good use!

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  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi Ray
    Congrats for sharin Amin's headache and becoming a Supermod.hahahahahah :rofl::rofl:
    The best thing is we will get to see u more and that means more pics.
  12. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Fantastic work, sir! That number three is especially awesome.
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  13. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Nice indeed, thanks!

    (Just my opinion though, but I find the b&w treatment a little too contrasty.)
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  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Dang it....I'm gittin' old. I thought ya were a street shooter. I mean ya got, the cameras....uh...ya got the presets....ya got the streets.....
    Geeze, ya got some really nice street photos.....

    Maybe I'm missing something here...dunno....it's an old age moment....

    Thank ya kindly for the support and I have a few new presets I'll be sending out to users very soon....
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  15. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    You Can

    You can. Go to menu/gears/d/ and select the wierd little symbol that looks something like this D))).

    I've turned mine off and it is much better.

    Great photos.

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  16. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Wow, the whole set is nice, but the third one is amazing!
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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Great set. As with others, I find "On a Mission" particularly striking.
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  18. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    It's an attempt (using these presets) to exchange contrast for grain- with negligible and detrimental results.

    Take the immortal shot from Eisenstaedt, it has blacks.. whites.. grays.. *and grain* which gives it it's feel. The subject matter and "decisiveness" also helps.


    This- of course- was the limitations of the film, camera, flash, etc.

    Simply having blacks, whites, and a ton of contrast turns photo's into Rorschach's slides.



  19. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Here's another from Eisenstaedt:

    Attached Files:

  20. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    +1 - I missed the seagull the first time. Great set!:cool: 
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