There were so many amazing photography books published this year so I have listed just a few of my favourites. Not all of these books are street photography in the truest sense but all are well worth checking out. What are your favorite photography books from 2017?
Have you ever noticed how some of the best street photos are taken in great locations? Not necessarily exotic locations but a location that enhances the image.
In this blog post we are going to talk about how to chose the perfect location for street photography and why sometimes choosing the location before finding your subject can help you take better street photos.
Do you want to take up photography but don’t know where to begin?
Or maybe you have a new camera and you aren't sure how it works, but you just want to get started.
Or perhaps you’ve heard about street photography but you aren’t sure what it really means (hint: it’s not just about taking photos on the street!).
If that's you then read on and find out why street photography might be for you...
I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical. Trent Parke
I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.
As street photographers we all aspire to make the ordinary people and ordinary places we see every day really stand out. We want to elevate them above the ordinary and take photos of them that turn into something special.
We can do this is many ways, like photographing something amusing or using juxtapositioning. But there is one way to elevate even the most ordinary of subjects into something really special.
There are many ways you can improve your street photography. But one of the easiest and most fun is to look at the images of master street photographers. Simply by studying their work you will learn about new techniques and get ideas that you can use in your own photography.
Looking at other peoples work can also provide you with the inspiration you need to get your own personal project off the ground. So if you are interested in starting your own project, or if you just want to learn some new techniques from the masters, then I highly recommend taking a look at some street photography books.
I recently put together a Cheat Sheet for street photographers. Since then I have been getting lots of emails with questions about street photography.
Whilst my aim is to respond to these personally, I realize that I cannot do this as quickly as I would like. So I have put together a list of the top 10 most asked questions so you can have the answers immediately.
If you aren't able to find what you are looking for in this list then please leave a message, with your question, in the comments section below and I'll respond to it directly.
One of the best ways to turn your street photographs from ok to awesome is to use some of the great composition tips and tricks out there. Many people do not know why they like a photograph, but it is often it’s composition that draws us to it. Using some of these guidelines will help you create more balanced and visually pleasing images.
Street photography is a great hobby. It’s fun and you can do it anywhere, at any time and with any type of camera.
But whilst it’s easy to get started it can be much harder to take really great photographs.
My mission is to get as many people taking awesome photos as quickly and easily as possible. So if you are frustrated by the images you are taking then these 5 tips will help you on your way.