Many people would like to “do street photography”, but simply don’t know where to start. Valérie Jardin’s new ebook “Street Photography: First steps and beyond” is a great place for those people to start. It’s also a great read for anyone that already practices street photography. There’s so much information in the book there truly is something for everyone. Disclosure… Continue reading "Street Photography: First Steps and Beyond"
Author: Ken Lyons
Moving to a mirrorless camera system Many people have given thought to moving to mirrorless camera systems. Some have made the move, while others have not. I’ve procrastinated for quite a while, but now the time is right. Why move to mirrorless? There are many reasons for making the move to a mirrorless camera system. Some people might make the… Continue reading "Moving to a Mirrorless Camera System"
Photography workshops, tours and retreats are a wonderful way to interact with other photographers, learn new skills and forge new friendships. Workshops can be anything from a few hours long to days or even weeks. They can be all about the technical aspects of photography, where you learn what buttons to press and how they affect your image; or they… Continue reading "Why Should You Go on a Workshop, Tour or Retreat?"
Following on from Lee Herbet’s post about “that picture“… the one of young Aylan Kurdi lying dead on a beach, I started thinking about times when it’s maybe not appropriate to make a photograph. I’m not saying the image of Aylan should not have been made or published… I absolutely believe it should have. But… there are times when you… Continue reading "Should I take the photograph?"
How do you get your inspiration? You can get inspiration from just about anywhere. Take notice of what’s around you! When you walk around and start to take notice of what’s around you, you might just be surprised at what you see. There are so many things in everyday life, things we see almost daily, that we take no notice… Continue reading "How do you get inspiration?"
Have you ever gone on an organised photowalk? If not, why not? Just like attending workshops, you can get a lot out of photowalks. There are so many different types of photographers… and people in general. When you meet up on an organised photowalk you interact with people that could see life in a completely different way to you. They… Continue reading "Organised Photowalks"
Sometimes when you’re capturing street images you’re constantly moving. Sometimes, you need to stand still. Standing still enables you to watch what’s going on around you; to actually see what’s happening. Once you begin to ‘see’ things, you can make decisions about capturing images that tell the story of your location. Finding a stage for your subjects can be as… Continue reading "Stop Moving… and Make Better Pictures"
Many people say street portraits don’t fall within the definition of street photography. They say only truly candid photographs can be considered street photos. The reality is there is no hard and fast rule about what constitutes a street photograph. Street photography styles are wide and varied. There are those that say all street photographs must have people in them; they… Continue reading "Should Street Portraits Be Called Street Photography?"