Photography in the Streets

Here is another street shot for you from the city of Calgary. I was walking up the street when I seen these people doing a little shoot of their own. I always find it fun to watch what other people do while taking pictures and this particular moment did not disappoint, well for me a least. The original photo was a wider view, but I thought it to be a little more interesting of a picture to leave out the subject being photographed. I’ll leave that to your imagination ;).

Calgary People 2 - Street - Rob Moses Photography
Camera: 5Diii & 135L – Settings 1/1000th // f2 // ISO 200

Michelle – No Stranger to Me

No stranger for the blog today, but my lovely wife Michelle has agreed to make a little appearance on here. The way I see it, we have been here a year and so have a lot of other people in Calgary. So why not have Michelle toss her hat into the blog while I hide out at home because it’s to dang cold too venture out into the streets to find a stranger 😉

Michelle - Calgary People Blog - Rob Moses Photography

Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings 1/100th // f2 // ISO 2000 – 1 Handheld LED light to camera left

1. Where are you from?
I am from a small town in BC, Terrace, but my family and I just moved here from Vancouver in 2012.

2. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
So my husband could make some fat cash!

3. Do you like living in Calgary?
I really like it here.  I’m not in love with the winter, but that is part of the package.

4. What is it about Calgary that you like?
It is a really positive city and super family friendly which is great because we have two small boys. 

5. What do you like to do for fun?
Fun is usually centred around the kids: tobogganing, play centres and swimming.  When my husband and I get a chance we like to go to movies and go out for dinner.

6. If you had to describe Calgary to some one, what would you say?
Big city with a small town feel.  Everyone is really friendly

7. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Not since I was a kid.

8. Anything you’d like to add?
I’m married to the photographer and I think he’s the most amazing and talented person I know!

A Burst of Color

Here is another shot from the streets of Calgary. This girl just stood out to me because of her cool sweater. She was a burst of color in a sea of regular jackets and hoodies. I don’t know who makes that sweater, but it’s great!

Note: This photo was shot at f2 with a Canon 135mm L. The picture was cropped and would have had better bokeh if I was closer to the subject. 

Girl on 7th Calgary - Rob Moses Photography

Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings: 1/1000 // f2 // ISO 100

I will be hitting the streets again tonight to try and find another stranger to talk to about Calgary. Hopefully it goes as well as it did last time 🙂

Street Photography

I have decided to include some Calgary street photography into the mix of this blog. With the addition of some street shots here and there the posts will be a little more frequent. So here is the first street shot for the blog.

I was just walking down Stephen Ave. in Calgary one day doing some street shooting when I saw this guy on his cool bike, I took the shot and here you go.
Biker Calgary

Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings: 1/1000 // f2 // ISO 200


I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get me on here and out of the way early on in the blog. This way if anyone is so inclined to know how I might answer these questions, here they shall be 😉


Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings: 1/40th // f2 // ISO 1600

Where are you from? Vancouver most recently and Seattle when I was little. 

Why did you move to Calgary of all places? Career opportunities and my wife. 

How long have you lived in Calgary? A year.

Do you like living in Calgary? Ya it’s alright. The winters are pretty ruff though. 

What is it about Calgary that you like? I like downtown Calgary, 17th Ave. and the light traffic. 

What do you like to do for fun? I like shooting photos, drinking coffee and kicking around downtown. 

If you had to describe Calgary to someone, what would you say? It’s cool in the summer, but cold in the winter! 

Have you ever ridden a horse? No.