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The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography. In this extensive article, I will help you understand more about street photography, how to do it, and all the things you need to think about including equipment, ethics, and even legalities. This is the ultimate guide to street photography to help get you started in this genre of photography. What is street photography? Ethics and overcoming your fear.The law and street photography.A few of the most important tips to get you started.Equipment.Camera settings.Composition and light.Advanced tips.Content and concepts of street photography.Editing.Master street photographer research.

Street photography is an inherently clunky term, and because of this, there are many street photographers that dislike it. They consider themselves photographers, plain and simple. The first image that typically comes to mind for the term street photography, is an image of a stranger just walking down the street in a city like New York, London, or Tokyo. But these are decisions that can’t be taught. Zone Focusing. Robert Frank’s “The Americans”: Timeless Lessons Street Photographers Can Learn. “The Americans” by Robert Frank is one of the most influential photo books published of all-time. It has inspired countless numbers of photographers across all genres, especially appealing to documentary and street photographers.

I know the book has had a profound impact on my photography and how I approach projects. While I am not an expert on Robert Frank or “The Americans”, I will share what I personally have learned from his work. For your reference, I used Steidl’s “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans” as a primary resource for this article. The article is incredibly long, and I encourage you to read it not all in one sitting, but in different phases. I would also highly recommend saving this article and reading it on Instapaper or Pocket. Introduction “The Americans” is a photography book by Swiss-born Robert Frank, published first in France (1958) and then in the US (1959). Why was “The Americans” so influential? “The Americans” was influential for several reasons. 1. 2. 3. 4. 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers. Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers.

Please keep in mind that all of these common mistakes can also be advantages when done well and with purpose. This article is not about those times, but is an observation about how often I see them done the wrong way. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills before you can successfully veer away from them. The Most Common Technical Mistakes Chinatown at Night, NYC. 1. Unrealistic and strong colors are often a fantastic creative choice. The first thing you need is a good monitor that is color calibrated. There is also a common tendency of newer photographers to try to make their photographs look like paintings. Smokestack and Graffiti, NYC. 2. 3. Shop, Chinatown, NYC. Sometimes compositions can be too simple. 4. 5. Eric Kim – Blog. Home. Into The Light | Photography by David Ward.

Charlie Waite | Leading Landscape Photographer and Tutor | Charlie Waite Photography. Peter Stewart | Fine Art Travel & Architecture Photography. Photoshop Lightroom Tutorial 49: Nik Sharpener Pro. (11-Minute Preview) This content is for members only. Ansel Adams is often quoted as saying “there is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” Sadly, post-capture sharpening tools and techniques have become the proverbial “fuzzy subject” for a lot of photographers. There are so many misconceptions about sharpening in digital photography. The first thing that many people do not understand is that post-capture sharpening is not the same as focusing.

Focusing is what you do with your camera and your lens in order to create an image with clear crisp edges. The goal with post-capture sharpening is to fool the viewer’s eye. Today’s video tutorial on working with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Nik Sharpener Pro picks up where the previous series of tutorials on noise reduction using Nik Dfine ended. Nik’s name for this amazing tool is a little misleading since this software does not actually work with digital camera raw files. Great Photographers » HDRshooter. Great photographers – blogs and pages There are so many great photographers out there and I’m proud that I can call many of them my friends. If you like my photos, I’m sure that you will also like theirs. A lot of them also include photography guides and tutorials on their pages so you can also learn a lot from them.

I really suggest becoming their fan on Facebook, so you can enjoy their photos regularly. All rights to photos shown here are owned by the respective photographers and are shared here either by CC license or with a permission from the photographers themselves.Btw. the order is random :) HDR One Magazine Before I get to the photographers, there is one other page I have to include first. Trey Ratcliff Of course I have to start with Trey Ratcliff. Elia Locardi So many beautiful photos from so many interesting places. Anthony Gelot On Anthony’s page you can find the most beautiful photos of Paris and of exotic cars.

Conor MacNeill Nikola Totuhov. Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio. Bruce Gilden. Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio. Koudelka Josef Koudelka Datar - en Lorraine, dans le Nord et à Paris Periplanissis - Following Ulysses' Gaze Prague, 1968 Mission Photographique Transmanche Photo Poche. Start Here. Eric Kim is a photography teacher currently based in Berkeley, California. His life’s mission is to create as much “open source photography” during his short tenure on earth. Current Projects Here is what I have going on as of Monday, Nov 18, 2015, @ 1:30pm: “Cindy Project” shot on Kodak Tri-X film pushed to ISO 1600 (follow updates on Instagam @erickimphoto)Color Street Portraits on Flickr (shot on Ricoh GR, 28mm, Flash, Macro) Free Street Photography Ebooks You can download all the PDF’s for free on Google Drive.

Start off with these books: Further reading: Learn From the Masters of Street Photography “He without a past has no future.” If you want to become a great street photographer, don’t neglect studying from the masters of street photography. Composition and Street Photography Film Street Photography Articles If you want to learn how to shoot street photography on film, read these articles: Recommended Street Photography Books Social Media Recommended Equipment Newsletter Archive. Lightroom Training Videos « Julieanne Kost's Blog. If you prefer to view the videos by date created, click the link to my website ( on the right, under Additional Information.

Although some of these videos were recorded with previous versions of Photoshop, the information/concepts are still relevant. When content becomes outdated, I will move it to the “Archive” section at the bottom of the list – or delete it altogether if it is no longer useful. In this short tip, Julieanne demonstrated how the new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Phtooshop CC 2015 can help dramatically improve an image by removing haze or, add artistic atmosphere by adding haze. Face Detection and Recognition in Lightroom CC Discover how to automatically tag images with faces using Lightroom’s new Face Detection and Recognition feature.

Raw High Dynamic Range Imaging within Lightroom CC Discover how to combine multiple bracketed exposures into a single, raw, high dynamic range (HDR) image. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Getting the White Balance Right for Neutral Colors. Correct white balance Too blue - shot with flash while white balance was set to indoor lighting. Too orange - shot with tungsten lighting while white balance was set to daylight. To understand why you might need to adjust the white balance in your camera, you first need to understand color temperature. Adjusting the white balance basically means making sure that a part of the picture that is supposed to be a neutral color does actually contain equal amounts of red, green and blue. On the right you can see the effect of right and wrong white balance in a composition with delicate colors.

On most modern cameras we have an AWB (automatic white balance) setting, various fixed color temperature settings such as 'daylight', 'tungsten' and 'flash' and, on the better cameras, and a custom setting. Most of the time we can set the white balance to automatic and forget all about it. Getting it Right in the Camera White Balance Settings in the Camera Other tutorials in this section Color Introduction page. Best camera settings for hand-held landscapes. Setting up your camera before you start shooting can save you time, effort and maybe even using the wrong camera settings. In the first of a new series, we’ll be running through our essential guide to setting up your camera for 10 of the most common photographic subjects and situations. Words and images by Chris Rutter With all of the camera settings available on your camera, thinking about every one every time you shoot isn’t the best approach to getting great images.

If only there were a shortcut to setting up your DSLR for any subject. Well, there is – as long as you know what type of subject you will be shooting, we can help! There are lots of things that you can pre-set so you don’t have to worry about them when you start shooting. Setting up your camera in advance will enable you to think about the more creative decisions involved in taking a picture, such as photo composition, rather than which exposure mode to choose. SEE MORE: How to expose for landscapes: every question answered. The Ansel Adams Gallery.

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