Scott Firestone: Chicago Street Photographer

Scott Firestone is a hobby photographer from Chicago who was recently selected as a finalist in the 2017 EyeEm Photography Awards, the largest photo contest in the world. We asked Scott to share a few words about his photography and the city he loves to photograph.

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Flickr Photographer – Matthew Nuttall

I just recently discovered this photographer via a forum at work. He has some stunning nature photos and my personal favourite – black and white urban landscapes.

 

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Flickr Photographer – Thomas Hawk

Another of my favourite photographers from Flickr – Thomas Hawk. He has a very eclectic style and rarely disappoints.

 

 

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Elasticated Lens Cap Keeper

Another photography related gadget. Historically I used only my Nikon DSLR an in all the years I used it I never lost a lens cap.

Since switching to the Olympus Pen-F I have lost three lens caps in 6 months. Rather than continually buy new lens caps I went for a lens cap keeper. It detracts a bit from the looks of the camera, and I’m not keen on having the cap swinging around but ……

Basically there is a circular disk that is permanently stuck on your lens cap and an elasticated loop that you can attach to something. I have it attached to the camera strap loop but I suppose you could put it around your wrist etc (if you remember).

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Flickr – Scotland Black & White

OK – Its a Yahoo site (read shocking attitude to security) is is still one of the best (in my opinion) photo sites.

One of the Flickr groups that I love is Scotland Black and White.

A couple of my favourites from the group at the moment are:

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Pitlochry Trip

I plan to start sharing either photos that I have found and really interest me (more likely) or photos that I have taken in a given week.

Last weekend we went on a trip to Pitlochry, here are some of my photos:

 

Favourite Photos – August 2017

Various photos from my birthday weekend away.

Saltburn by the sea – helicopter monitoring a cliff rescue.

Whitby – starting to get wet and wild, one of the last photos of the day – never made it to the end of the pier – maybe next time.

Steam Train – uncoupling at Pickering station on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway.

Favourite Photos – July 2017

A nice sunny day on the iron bridge over the canal at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh.

Favourite Photos – June 2017

We had our summer holiday in June – I’ve never been one for standard beach / pool photos:

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Favourite Photos – May 2017

I had the honour of photographing my friends wedding in May – here are a few of my favourites:

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