How They Did It: The Story Behind the ShotHTDI:TSBTS aims to guide emerging photographers by showcasing tips, techniques, and stories generously shared by some of dA's most accomplished Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature artists. At the same time, we hope to shed light on the often overlooked amount of effort that is required to create striking images like these. Making a great photograph takes time, planning, a creative eye, and solid photography skills. What happens behind the lens is just as important as the final product!I am sure many of you have been told "Great photo! You must have an awesome camera!" or "Wow, you sure were lucky to get that shot!" While a "good camera" and "luck" are small ingredients when creating a visual feast, we photographers would like to remind everyone that technical competency, determination, patience, and creative vision are the real meat and potatoes of any tasty photo."Was it luck that I happened to wake up at 3am fi
The Lucky 13 (street tips)13 Street Photography TipsTony Ray-Jones was an English street photographer. In the early 60′s he traveled to the U.S for studying for a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design at Yale. He moved to NY after graduating and got a job as an art director for CBS records but he was determined to become a photographer. In New York he became good friends with Joel Meyerowitz and became part of the NY street photographers scene led by Garry Winogrand.Jones kept notebooks, a journal if you'd like in which he wrote down his thoughts, lists and plans about photography. In one of those lists, titled "Approach" he listed some tips for better street photographs. These tip are still valid today and can be used as a basic guidelines to better street photography.1. Be more aggressive- just to be clear, this does not mean at any way that you should jump into situation that could become violent! In a way, this simple
PE: Street Photography for expertsDefining Street Photographyby Dave BeckermanMost types of photography can be easily defined by their subjects. A wedding photographer takes pictures of weddings. A portrait photographer poses someone and takes their picture. The nature photographer covers a wide area, but it is easy to categorize.Street photography is difficult to define because it can encompass just about any subject.If I were to ask you to name a few famous street photographers, you might pick, Garry Winnograd, Henri Cartier-Bresson, or maybe Robert Frank. But if I asked you to define street photography that would be more difficult. You might say that street photography is candid pictures of strangers on the street. That might be a good start, but it doesn't really
Street…without PeoplePART IVThe series of 5 articles about Street Photography made by myraincheck and slightly edited by moi* continues with:STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
WITHOUT PEOPLEFirst things first let's remember that street photography is not so much about the subjects as it is a style of photographing, a 'forma mentis', a way to think, see, capture images. A forma mentis that can be summed up in the ability of RE-INTERPRETING, RE-CONTEXTUALIZING, giving a different interpretation, placing in a different context, the reality around us, giving it an additional significant meaning.Even if the classic structure of street photography is a meaningful interaction between human and surroundings, we can have street photos where the human element is not physically present. Sometimes it can be symbolized by other elements, sometimes it is completely absent. Let's show some examples:SYMBOLIC HUMAN PRESENCEThe human element is not physically present, but t
Street Photography DDs - April 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.By TombataBy tzajBy FaddoushBy jurcicBy f-i-g-m-e-n-tBy du-laBy HolybasilBy iapostolovskiBy cedrusBy zihnisiniryansima... by kuvarsBy kuvarsI had too -V2- by cinqthBy cinqth
Street Photography Contest - Spring 2012Spring is here!For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".And then come back and show what we got.And maybe enter a neat little contest "So, you think you can street?" It is my great pleasure to announcethe first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contestwhich will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.Everyone is welcome to enter !Contest Guidelines1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph.2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will open on the 1st of May and can be found following this path: Submit art > Category > Choose category > Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street3. You can enter the contest with ONE photograph that must have been taken from April 1st till June 15th and
Street Photography - The OriginsAs we all know from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding everything was invented by the Greeks. Well, ok we left some trivial things to be invented by the Chinese as well. What you may not know is that Street photography was also invented by the Greeks before Photography itself was even invented.Seriously now:Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment or "the supreme moment". The Greeks believed the concept of Kairos is achieved when such a moment is grasped for otherwise the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured. According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the “fleeting moment.”Interestingly the ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While chro
Ray was sitting in a tree. It was dead.
“Well,” said the owl perched beside him, “that was unexpected. Can I help you?"
NaNoWriMo is going well so far. Enjoy this deceptively simple, completely out-of-context moment.
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