There are a lot of misconceptions about what exactly street photography is, so I thought I would spend a little time defining the genre and reviewing the history of what has become a very popular and widely debated style of photography.
Author: John Batdorff
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Street photography is about people. As a street photographer your job is to be in the moment and acutely aware of your surroundings—what a person is wearing, the way traffic is moving, or if the weather is changing. Good street photographers are watching constantly and leveraging these elements to capture subjects in authentic moments. In this ebook, Chicago-based photographer John Batdorff offers his best tips and techniques for finding and making great street images. You will learn about: Selecting cameras and lenses to get the job done Assessing your street approach and getting in the proper mindset Scouting locations and working them fully to get your best shot Blending in with your equipment, clothing, and body language Observing vs. engaging with your subjects Establishing a style and finishing your vision with post processing choices
photographers with unique styles and points of view. I chose to include their images because I appreciate their aesthetics, and I wanted to show a diversity of street photography styles. I think you'll enjoy their work, too.
Author: Gordon Lewis
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Since the advent of the camera, there have been photographers whose mission is to record and interpret the public sphere in all its aspects. Eugene Atget documented evidence of everyday life in the streets as well as the buildings and monuments of Paris. Henri Cartier-Bresson pursued what he called "The Decisive Moment," the moment in which the meaning of an event was most clearly captured in a photograph. Their work, and that of many other masters, has inspired generations of photographers to wander public spaces, camera in hand, searching for meaningful moments in time. Success requires the street photographer to be proficient with their equipment, to be constantly aware of their surroundings, and to have a keen eye. Quick reflexes and self-confidence are essential: Street photographers know from experience that hesitation or procrastination could mean missing a once-in-a-lifetime shot. The adage "it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission" was probably coined by a street photographer. In Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment, Gordon Lewis helps readers understand and conquer the challenging yet rewarding world of street photography. The book includes discussions of why photographers are drawn to street photography, the different styles of street photography, and what makes a great street photograph. Lewis then goes on to explore how the choice of location can change a photographer's approach to image capture: from city streets to fairs to beaches, Lewis discusses the impact different environments have on the process of street photography. Another crucial element to becoming a good street photographer is learning to travel light, with minimal equipment. Lewis gives readers practical advice on everything from cameras and lenses to camera bags and clothing. Lewis also delves into the techniques and approaches that will help novices master the art of street photography. Whether your style is to engage your subjects or to remain unnoticed and take candid portraits, Lewis offers ideas on how to capture fascinating moments in time: a gesture, expression, or composition that may exist for only a fraction of a second, but can leave a lasting impression of the wonders, challenges, and absurdities of modern life.
In the same magazine ( The Big Issue ) , Linda Grant pursues the same indictment of generical crossover ( street fashion , grunge , real deprivation ) : The effect of this appropriation means that Heffernan's photographs look less like ...
Author: Clive Scott
Street photography is perhaps the best-loved and most widely known of all photographic genres, with names like Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau familiar even to those with a fleeting knowledge of the medium. Yet, what exactly is street photography? From what viewpoint does it present its subjects, and how does this viewpoint differ from that of documentary photography? Looking closely at the work of Atget, Kertesz, Bovis, Rene-Jacques, Brassai, Doisneau, Cartier- Bresson and more, this elegantly written book, extensively illustrated with both well-known and neglected works, unpicks Parisian street photography's affinity with Impressionist art, as well as its complex relationship with parallel literary trends and authors from Baudelaire to Philippe Soupault. Clive Scott traces street photography's origins, asking what really what happened to photography when it first abandoned the studio, and brings to the fore fascinating questions about the way the street photographer captures or frames those subjects - traders, lovers, entertainers - so beloved of the genre.In doing so, Scott reveals street photography to be a poetic, even 'picturesque' form, looking not to the individual but to the type; not to the 'reality' of the street but to its 'romance'.
Author Margaret Brown Creative Director Melissa Kallas Publisher David O'Sullivan ISBN: 978-1-922156-32-7 Order print and ebook editions online at www.photoreview.com.au/guides All content in Street Photography is protected under ...
Author: Margaret Brown
Publisher: Media Publishing
Learn how to become a skilled street photographer with this handy guide. Street Photography pocket guide – expert, easy to follow advice on how to master the art of street photography: – Best types of cameras and lenses for street photography – What you can and can’t photograph – Positioning, timing, zone focusing – Framing your shot, single-frame/burst capture/4K – How to develop your own street photography style - Website links to the world’s best street photography. The book includes easy to follow techniques, from zone focusing, framing, single-frame/burst capture, positioning, timing, and 4K movie options, through to the aesthetics and practicalities of colour versus B&W, and how to develop your own street photography style. Street Photography author is Photo Review Australia's expert, trusted technical editor Margaret Brown.
Just like in other photographic genres, leading lines make strong compositions in street photography. They simply lead the viewer's eyes to the subject. Lines can be as simple as a path or a wall leading to your subject.
Author: Valérie Jardin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
With both training and preparation, a street photographer needs to make rapid decisions; there may only be a fraction of a second to immortalize a moment in time that has never happened before and will never happen again. This is where Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens comes in. Follow Valérie Jardin on an inspiring photo walk around the world. After an overview of the practical and technical aspects of street photography, Valérie takes you along on a personal photographic journey as she hits the streets of her favorite urban haunts. She shows you the art of storytelling through her photographs, from envisioning the image to actually capturing it in the camera. Learn about the technical and compositional choices she makes and the thought process that spurred the click of the shutter. Perfect for both the new photographer excited to capture the world around them and for the experienced street photographer wishing to improve their techniques and images, Street Photography requires no special equipment, just a passion for seeing and capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Defining street photography street photography street photography street photography might do injustice to its free, liberated and completely non−uniform nature; however, I am so frequently asked about it that I decided to give it a ...
Simple and direct view into street photography. Tips and techniques alongside many pictures, to help you navigate your way through the streets for rules-free picture making. Book includes topics such as: photographing at night, taking pictures in the rain, what is street photography, alternatives, accidental work and more. The main purpose of this book is to be an inspiration for you to find your own unique style and expression while having fun photographing the streets of your town.
For me a good, long road trip is rare, so nearly all of my photography is done on foot, either leaving the front steps of my home in Chicago or those of a hotel. I'm a big believer that you need to go where the photos are, ...
Author: John Batdorff
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Whether you’re heading to Paris or San Francisco, Patagonia or Yosemite, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer John Batdorff will help you conquer the fundamentals of travel and street photography and capture stunning pictures. Batdorff starts with the basics–composition, light, and exposure–and how to plan and pack the right equipment for different types of shooting conditions. He also covers all the key camera features that affect your image. Once you’ve captured those shots, John takes you step-by-step through an effective workflow in Lightroom to organize your images and develop your own personal style. This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to any situation whether you’re taking landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, or food and drink shots. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pack up your camera and take it on the road.
In the past few years he has been travelling the world and has become keenly interested in streetphotography. It would seem that there are many interpretations and definitions of streetphotography as the understanding of the definition ...
Author: Jim Williams
Publisher: Jim Williams
Street photographs are mirror images of society, the subjects are usually unaware that they are being photographed, creating a spontaneous response to life as it happens in front of your eyes. Street photography is unplanned. You really never know what you’re going to get on any given day. A street photo should tell a story, or causes you wonder what is happening at the moment. Barcelona is a street photographer's dream. Public markets offer a treasure trove of photos, so you will see images from La Boqueria Market and Mercat de Santa Caterina. Las Ramblas is always crowded and is an excellent source of candid photos. This book is a collection of black and white images of people caught in the act of going about their daily lives.
STREET. PHOTOGRAPHY? Street is a unique genre of photography. It doesn't depend on hours of planning, expensive or elaborate gear, or fashionable, and trendy locations. It simply requires a camera, an eye for moments and perfect timing ...
Author: Tanya Nagar
Publisher: Hachette UK
Whether you shoot with a digital SLR, a Holga or the camera on your phone, today's cameras let you seize the moment and shoot whenever and wherever you like. This makes them perfect for street photography, the genre of choice of some of the greatest photographers of all time, with names like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee and Robert Frank turning gritty reality into iconic images. In this book, Tanya Nagar will open your eyes to the photographic potential of your urban world environment, offering the tricks and techniques that put you in the right place, at the right time, and let you create amazing photos. In addition to everything that'll give you the right skills and headspace to capture great images on the street, Nagar has brought together a stunning showcase of some of the greatest emerging street photographers of our age to inspire you.
From the outset of his career , Frank was a street photographer , and European street photography has certain characteristics that can be appreciated in contrast to the American version . In particular , the Europeans generally have a ...
Author: James Guimond
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
Looks at how documentary photographers have contested the idea of the American dream, and discusses the work of Francis Benjamin Johnston, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, William Klein, Diane Arbus, and Robert Frank