Kirsty Mitchell began her career studying fine art, photography and history of art, specialising in Costume for Performance at The London College of Fashion, which led on to a First Class Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and Textiles at Ravensbourne College of Art. Upon graduating, Kirsty spent the next decade as a senior designer for a global fashion label specialising in surface decoration and fabric manipulation, before returning to photography where she began a new and deeply emotional connection with the medium during the treatment of her mother’s cancer. Following the tragic loss of her mother, Kirsty turned to photography to help deal with her grief and embarked on her now revered series entitled ‘Wonderland’, created in her mother’s memory and inspired by the fairy-tales her mother read to her as a child. The international acclaim for her work led Kirsty to leave her fashion career in 2011 and pursue her future as an acclaimed Fine Art Photographer.
Kirsty’s belief in beauty and fascination with folklore has become the root of her inspiration, with work that has led her to be described as a multi-faceted artist with talents and artistic direction that combine to produce beguiling, dream like images – something which Kirsty calls ‘fantasy for real’.
Explore Flickr by Thomas Leuthard – a great ebook loaded with both photographs and information about Flickr. Leuthard is a notable figure on the street photography scene and he has produced some great ebooks – all of which are free!
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Collecting Souls by Thomas Leuthard – In this ebook Leuthard tells all about his passion for street photography. Laying bare his technique, philosophy, and approach, Leuthard takes the reader on a journey through his work and dishes up heaps of sound advice for the novice beginner along the way. A great read!
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Street Photography by Alex Coghe – Okay, so Alex is not too creative when it comes to titles. This is a different book from the one above, despite the same title. His photographs though more than make up for the lack of unique titles, so don’t miss this free ebook in addition to the one mentioned above. This volume contains many more stunning examples of his dedication to the gritty school of Moriyama and Araki
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Street Photography by Daniel Hoffmann – a free ebook which is somewhat unique in that it restrains itself from a lot of gear talk and focuses not only on photographs, but commentary on photographs. Commentary is provided by Ronald Beams.
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The Street Photography Bible by Michael Ernest Sweet – Well, what can I say? This is my own ebook on street photography. In this book I just lay out my approach to working the streets with a camera. I don’t pretend to profess absolutes or that my philosophy is good for everyone. Regardless, I think there is something for everyone here in one way or another. A lighthearted and easy read, this ebook is a good overview of my approach to make a street photograph. Additionally, the book is populated with photographs from my Human Fragment project.
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from: “10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks“
Photographer Boo George is one of fashion’s most exciting new talents. He now counts Louis Vuitton, Emanuel Ungaro and Barneys New York amongst his commercial clients and has developed an aesthetic that is immediately recognisable for its realism and measured composition.
Having started his career in 2006 assisting Julian Broad, Phil Poynter and Bruce Weber, George swiftly navigated the path to become an established photographer in his own right. Editor Katie Grand gave George his first break in 2010, commissioning him for a shoot in Condé Nast’s biannual Love magazine. George’s series of portraits of Zambian diamond miners had caught Grand’s eye. His documentary-inspired photographs, capturing moments of unguarded humanity, have become the photographer’s calling card, reminiscent of his idols, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn.
The photographer was the winner of ‘The Shot 2013’, an International Centre of Photography and W magazine-sponsored competition to find the next generation of fashion photographers.
George’s work has been featured in i-D, Teen Vogue, T Magazine, Love, L’Uomo Vogue, British Vogue, Arena Homme Plus, V, and Interview Russia. — businessoffashion
Gene Mollica “I’m a professional photo-illustrator specializing in cover art for the publishing industry. Specializing in Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk and Paranormal genre pretty much otherworldly images.”
Slow down your shutter speed for creative, expressive images
The big attraction of long exposures for photographer Deborah Sandidge is the creation of expressive, often surreal images that stand far apart from the usual.
“Long exposures are particularly effective for travel photography,” Deb says, “because most people tend to take the same types of images on their travels. But with long exposures, you’re going to get a very different look.”
We’re guessing that when it comes to shutter speed, you favor the fast. In fact, it seems that most often we’re out to freeze the action, stop the motion and catch the moment, and to do that we’re setting shutter speeds in the 1/500-, 1/1000- and 1/2000-second range. But there’s another side to the exposure coin. Call it the “not so fast” side; or, more accurately, the “way slow” side.
Slow down your shutter speed—really slow it down—and you’ll be able to capture nothing less than the cumulative effect of time passing. You’ll see the result of clouds moving across the sky; the smooth silk of supposedly still water; and, most commonly, the visible streaks of headlights and taillights of cars moving along highways and through city streets.
Long exposure photography is a contemplative enterprise suited to rather specific subjects, and it requires specific gear and techniques.