10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know. (Above image by Garry Winogrand) If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street photographers who came before us and paved the way for the rest of us.
Not only that, but reading the quotes and words by these influential street photographers is a great way to train your mind to take better photos as well. Below are some of my favorite street photography quotes that are concise, inspirational, and have influenced me in one way or another. 1. “If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa This was one of the first quotes that hugely influenced my street photography. However don’t mistake this quote for getting close simply for the sake of getting close. 2. When you are out shooting and you felt that you got a “keeper” it is easy to run home, post-process the image, and upload it to the internet for the rest of the world to see. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 17 Lessons Walker Evans Has Taught Me About Street Photography. I want to write about a photographer that most art and photography students know, but not that many street photographers know (or appreciate) online.
That photographer is Walker Evans, one of the most pivotal American photographer from the 20th century. He inspired a league of influential street photographers such as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, and even Bruce Gilden. He is most famous for photographing the Great Depression with the FSA, his candid work of Subway riders in NYC, and his street photos and urban landscapes all around America (his most famous book being “American Photographs” which was the first photography exhibition to be held at the New York MOMA. He was also a non-dogmatic photographer who often proclaimed that the camera didn’t matter and experimented with the 35mm format of the Leica, the 2 1/4 format of the Rolleiflex, the cumbersome 8×10 large-format, and even using a Polaroid SX-90 more or less exclusively towards the end of his life. 1. L.K. 10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography. (Above image: Garry Winogrand, World’s Fair, New York City, 1964.
All photographs in this article copyrighted by the estate of Garry Winogrand) Garry Winogrand is one of my favorite street photographers that I have gained much photographic insight and wisdom from. He was in-arguably one of the most prolific street photographers of his time (he shot over 5 million photographs in his career) and one of the most passionate. However, he hated the term “street photographer” and simply saw himself as a “photographer”. It is an idea I later understood and respected very dearly, as Winogrand was more interested in making photographs than classifying himself for art historians. I never understood a lot of the things that he said about photography like why you should wait a year or two before developing your shots, why photographs don’t tell stories, and how photographers mistake emotion for what makes great photographs. 1. Garry Winogrand shot a lot of photographs. “When in doubt, click” 2. 3. The works of talented and passionate photographers from around the world capturing images of "life in our time"...
OBSERVE COLLECTIVE. De grootste straatfotografie site van Nederland. Vier opdrachten om kennis te maken met straatfotografie. Nieuws Published on mei 4th, 2014 | by Wouter Missiaen Als lesgever aan het CVO Sint-Godelieve te Brugge gaf ik mijn cursisten enkele weken terug de opdracht om mensen op straat te fotograferen.
Wel met een extra insteek: de cursisten moesten de mensen aanspreken, zichzelf voorstellen als student fotografie en vragen of ze een portret van ze mochten maken. Geen enkele van de cursisten zag die opdracht zitten, omdat ze wildvreemden moesten aanspreken. Achteraf merkte ik wel dat ze er een voldaan gevoel aan over hielden, omdat ze zichzelf ertoe gedwongen hadden om het wel te doen. De week erna kregen ze dezelfde opdracht om mensen te fotograferen, maar deze keer mochten ze niemand aan spreken, gewoon ongemerkt foto’s maken. Nog een week erna, weer dezelfde opdracht, maar deze keer mochten ze kiezen; mensen aanspreken of niet.
Omdat we sociale wezens zijn, spreekt menselijke interactie ons heel erg aan. About the Author. 25 Talented Street Photographers You Should Follow on Flickr. Eric Kim Street Photography 25 Talented Street Photographers You Should Follow on Flickr by Eric Kim on June 11, 2012 (“Light bulb” by Lesley Ann Ercolano) Recently Complex put out a list titled “The 50 Greatest Street Photographers Right Now” which has caused quite the stir.
Although I was happy to see my name on the list, I was a bit embarrassed to see my name there as half of the people included weren’t even what I would consider street photographers. The 50 Greatest Street Photographers Right Now. Street photography is one of the most interesting yet overlooked genres in imaging.
Capturing architecture, people in passing, odd details, and intriguing signage, these photographers are at the top of their game. They're not limited by using film or digital, shooting black and white or color, or having available light. They photograph their hometowns and their travels, and many make political and social statements while they're at it. Our list took into account the legends, but only included the ones who are still producing work. On the same token, we searched for the prolific newcomers who have amassed online followings from their top notch portfolios. These photographers go out into the streets and find incredible places and subjects that have inspired them.