Part of my ongoing ‘I will never know all there is to know’ series.

'And when you find me then you’ll search no more’

© Ronya Galka

And then there are those moments that you don’t fully appreciate until they’ve become a memory…

Q

fotoforays asked:

Your work appeals to me on every level. I'm usually a fan of colour photography, but your black and whites are absolutely captivating with their clarity and moods. Do you ever ask, or feel you have to ask, people for their permission to take their picture? Just curious... Capturing people unawares is at least half the beauty in these shots. You have a new fan :)

A

Thank you for your kind words.

For my street work I don’t ever ask for permission or interact with the subject in any way before taking the shot. I don’t ever feel like I should either.

Capturing the moment is so important when it comes to street photography and announcing the shot simply would not work. As for colour photography, recently I have been finding myself shoot more and more in colour. Watch this space, I might post a few :)

'And the days dwindle down to a precious few' by Ronya Galka

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mcslothin asked:

To the guy who claims he is a photographer and that shooting manual is the only way to take a photograph properly. You're wrong, and if you were a real photographer you would understand. Yes, in manual you do have more control over the exposure of the image but the camera doesn't point itself. The camera doesn't see a photograph, the photographer does. You can have your settings down and get the perfect exposure every time, but if your composition is off you won't get a good photograph, period.

A

Yep, I second that.

'Wild Wander' by Ronya Galka

'Blue was the silence, wet was the light' by Ronya Galka

This is what August in London looks and feels like…

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Anonymous asked:

Do you actually use manual? Ik a lot of people who claim to be photographers but use automatic settings,that's so stupid. Auto = the camera taking the photo manual = the photographer creating the photo the way they think it should be seen. I'm a photographer,I find it slightly irritating when people claim they are really good but use auto. Your work is very good tho,I'm hoping to travel eventually. Travel photography has been what I've wanted to do for a long time now. x

A

To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t care in the slightest what settings (or cameras for that matter) people use to capture life around them.

What I do care about is relevant and meaningful photography. Strong images speak for themselves…

Good luck with your journey as a travel photographer.

sadstuffonthestreet:

Le sadness only exceeded by le style. 

Found in Paris by street-photography-london

'Talking won't change it'

by Ronya Galka

'Allowing the heart to accept what your mind already knows' by Ronya Galka

Q

Anonymous asked:

Which camera do you use? :)

A

I’m really not sure why this merited an ‘anonymous’ question but I’ll tell you anyway: I shoot with a Fujifilm X100S, Ricoh GX200 and Canon 5D MK III

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beforeanyoneelse-bae asked:

I've never see something more fascinating on tumblr than your blog <3 good job!

A

Oh, that is a compliment and a half- thank you very much!

'More than ever before' 

by Ronya Galka