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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. Portfolio Download PDF > Download PDF > Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Buy books, not gear: See all downloads > Photo Book Reviews » Below are my favorite photo books: 75+ inspirational photography books » Buy books, not gear. If you want a quality-education in street photography, I recommend either buying, borrowing, or browsing though some of the books below. Free Books by Eric Kim If you love learning, read the books below: Street Notes Street Notes is a pocket-sized assignment journal to break outside of your comfort zone: STREET HUNT: Street Notes Volume 2 Scavenger Hunt Edition Photo Book Reviews See all reviews > Recommended photo books Mini Street Photography Starter Kit If you’re starting in street photography, here is my free and open-source ‘MINI Street Photography Starter Kit’.

Dropbox Download > CONTACT SHEETS by ERIC KIM 2GB (very big) Dropbox Download > RAW photos dropbox Raw files > Download ZIP: .ZIP: ERIC KIM Lightroom Presets PDF Visualizations Made by ANNETTE KIM: Direct downloads: Eric. Lightroom Training Videos « Julieanne Kost's Blog. If you’re not sure which Lightroom desktop application is right for you (Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC), these videos might help: The All-New Lightroom CC: An Overview, and The All-New Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic – Which Workflow is Best for You? If you’re not sure if Lightroom Classic or Bridge is the right application for your workflow, this video might help: Lightroom Classic or Bridge – Which is the Right Application to Manage your Workflow?

The videos below all refer to Lightroom Classic. OVERVIEW & IMPORTING PHOTOSLightroom Classic – An Overview of the Lightroom Interface Lightroom Classic – Importing Images From a Camera Card Lightroom Classic – Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom Lightroom Classic – Viewing Images Quickly with the New Embedded Preview Workflow in Lightroom Classic Quick Tip – Creating a Custom File Renaming Templates in Lightroom Classic Quick Tip – Adding Copyright and Contact Information to Photographs in Lightroom Classic.

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. Fay Godwin Homepage. Charlie Waite Landscape Photographer And Tutor.

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