I really enjoy doing “Photowalks” through the city. There is so much to see and photograph. A friend of mine and I decided to do an evening photowalk through downtown Austin earlier this week. We found a good restaurant on 6th street and then headed out about 7:30 to do some street photography. I was also trying to add to my Austin Live Music collection. As we walked down Sixth Street, I noticed an individual singing Irish music behind the window labeled “Music”. So, I could not miss the opportunity to capture this photograph.
Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. Photowalks are offend a communal activity organized by a club, an online forum or a commercial organization. The primary purpose of photowalks is to learn new techniques, practice known skills and learn new ones. I like challenging myself during photowalks by only taking one camera, one lens and an extra battery. Not only does this limit what you have to carry but it spawns more creativity. Photowalks are also a great way to get some physical activity as well.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/6.3, shutter speed at 1/13th of a second and the ISO set at 6400. I used Lightroom for the initial image processing and Nik Silver Efex for the black and white effect. I’ve created a preset in Nik Silver Efex so that all my Austin Live Music images come out the same.
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