Provides fully illustrated tutorials on how to capture memorable images of street scenes, including tips on how to train one's eye to observe the unexpected and how to shoot a face in a crowd using smart phones and digital cameras. Original.
Author: David Gibson
Release Date: 2018-09-04
This celebration of contemporary street photography--in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory--brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists. Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is un-staged, of-the- moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book--the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years--are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator. Curated by David Gibson, a street photographer and expert in the genre, this stunning book offers a truly global collection of images. Gibson's insightful introduction gives an insider's overview of street photography, illuminating its historic importance and its renaissance in the digital age.
Author: Valérie Jardin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-08-10
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.
Hit the streets with your camera and capture life in all its excitement 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 our urban world, offering the tricks and techniques that put you in the right place, at the right time, and let you create amazing photos.
'Street Photography Now' celebrates the work of 46 image-makers from across the globe. Included are such luminaries as Magnum grandmasters Gilden, Parr and Webb, as well as an international posse of emerging photographers. Four essays and quotes from interviews with the photographers are included--
Author: Gordon Lewis
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-03-25
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.
Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age. It wasn’t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier’s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.
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.
Author: Tom Ang
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Tom Ang's Digital Photographer's Handbook, 6th Edition is your ultimate guide to learning how to capture, enhance, and transform your photographs. This best-selling manual outlines key core techniques that every photographer needs to learn, building toward a series of projects you can use to practice and refine your skills so you can show off your images with confidence-every time. Whether you need guidance on how to use a flash or want to remove backgrounds from your image, "quick fix" troubleshooting tips assist you with frequently encountered issues. A buying guide reveals capabilities and limitations of all types of cameras, from phones to DSLRs, so that you can be sure you are getting the most out of your technology all the way through to the printing stage. DK's richly illustrative design and Ang's clear writing and direction blend together in this sixth edition of the best-selling Digital Photographer's Handbook to make stunning results achievable, whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional.
Author: Colin Westerbeck
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10-31
In this book, the authors explore and discuss the development of one of the most interesting and dynamic of photographic genres. Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the "bible" of street photography. It covers an incredible array of talent, from the unknowns of the late 19th century to the acknowledged masters of the 20th, such as Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Kertesz, Frank, Arbus, Winogrand, and Levitt to name just a few. In this new and fully revised edition, the story of street photography is brought up to date with a re-evaluation of some historical material, the inclusion of more contemporary photographers, and a discussion of the ongoing rise of digital photography.
Author: Alexander S. White
Publisher: White Knight Press
Release Date: 2014-10-24
This book is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the operation, features, menus, and controls of the Leica D-Lux 4 compact camera. It provides clearly written guidance for how to achieve excellent results using the camera's numerous sophisticated options. It also discusses topics such as infrared photography, macro photography, and street photography, and provides information about accessories for the D-Lux 4.
Autofocus changed the way photos are taken, making it easier to capture and keep the subject in sharp focus. Since autofocus was first introduced, it has become much more complicated, offering different focus modes, focus types, and focus points. What started out as a way to simplify the photo-making process has turned into a complicated endeavor with numerous choices and settings. A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus: From Snapshots to Great Shots is here to answer all your questions about the focusing system in today’s cameras and their various autofocus modes. Photographer Alan Hess covers the simple basics of focus: manual focus versus autofocus, the best focus modes to use, and how focus works in both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Then he discusses more advanced topics, including autofocus sensor types, back-button autofocus, and focus for DSLR video. There is much more to autofocus, and focus in general, than just pushing the shutter release button and hoping the image is sharp and in focus. With this book, you’ll learn how to get the right focus in your images, no matter what the occasion. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, and you will: Learn the top ten things to know about focus, including how to use the focus controls on the camera, how to pick the autofocus point, and when to use pre-focus in your images Address common autofocus issues such as dealing with low contrast or low light, or shooting through obstacles like glass or a fence Develop troubleshooting techniques for what to do when the autofocus doesn’t work properly Work with both manual focus and autofocus and learn tricks to achieve better focus in video And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group to share your photos and tips at flickr.com/groups/focusandautofocusfromsnapshotstogreatshots