Explore Yamal | Russia | Edge of the World

Be a part of the ancient nomadic culture of the Siberian Arctic on this immersive experience, staying in the winter camps of Nenets – nomad people of Yamal.

As the world gets smaller, there’s a desire to travel further – and there are few places as enchantingly far away as the Yamal Peninsula. This cultural tour transports you deep into Siberia’s isolated Arctic region. ‘Yamal’ means ‘edge of the world’ in the language of the indigenous Nenets. The Nenets of Yamal carve out a unique way of life, seemingly at the limits of human tolerance. Each spring, the Nenets migrate from winter pastures on the Russian mainland to the summer pastures in the Arctic Circle, a one-way journey of up to 1,000km.

This is your chance to experience a small part of this epic journey alongside these extraordinarily resilient people. This is a remarkable extraordinary opportunity to get to know one of the world’s last true nomadic reindeer herders through their eyes. Together with our hosts, we will eat traditional dishes, predominantly venison, fish and taiga berries. Of course, there will be more familiar menus available as well. We will rest in sleeping bags, inside a traditional Chum, and, at night, our hosts will run a generator to recharge our batteries.

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Explore Yamal | Russia | Edge of the World
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Creative Street Photography

Street photography looks immensely straightforward – snapshots of every day life – but truly artistic street photography is in fact one of the most difficult of undertakings. You have to see something brilliant and capture it in a heartbeat, getting the exposure and composition correct at the same time.

Pick Me by Neil Hargreaves
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Alone on the Street by Hana Peskova
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People in Color by SithuKyaw
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Promenade by Zeltner Evelyne
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Woman in Red by Jerome Hart
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Street Vendor, Hanoi, Vietnam by Stuart Meikle
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Creative Street Photography
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Portraits by Elena Mironova | Елена Миронова

Portraits
by Elena Mironova | Елена Миронова

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Portraits
by Elena Mironova | Елена Миронова
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The Essence of Photography: Seeing and Creativity

There is a lot more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it toward something, and tripping the shutter. Achieving a great photograph requires thought and preparation, an understanding of the photographic process, and a firm grasp of how light and composition affect a photo. There must be personal involvement and personal expression. There must be experimentation, with the recognition that only a small percentage of experiments end successfully.

In this book, best-selling author and world-renowned photographer and teacher Bruce Barnbaum explores these seldom-discussed issues by drawing upon his personal experiences and observations from more than 40 years of photographing and teaching. In addition to photographs, Bruce also uses painting, music, and writing, as well as the sciences and even business, to provide pertinent examples of creative thinking. These examples serve as stepping-stones that will lead you to your own heightened ability to see and be creative.

Creativity is a topic that is almost wholly ignored in formal education because most instructors think that it cannot be taught or learned. To the contrary, Bruce has proven that photographic seeing and creativity can be taught, learned, and improved. This book expands on the ideas that are central to Bruce’s method of teaching photography, which he has used in workshops for the past 41 years.

The book is richly illustrated with over 90 photographs taken by Bruce as well as other photographers.Seeing and creativity are difficult to teach, but not impossible. This very different, perhaps groundbreaking book is sure to inspire photographers of all skill levels-from beginners to seasoned professionals-to think deeply about the issues involved in creating successful photographs.
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The Essence of Photography: Seeing and Creativity
by Bruce Barnbaum

Teach Yourself Fine Art Photography

Fine art photography is one of the most difficult genres to define. Everyone has their own interpretation and that is what makes it an incredibly exciting genre. It all begins with a concept. Fine art photography is a way of expressing a message or emotion. It is a way of pushing boundaries and creating more than just a photograph, and a way of creating a piece of art that would not look out of place on the wall of a gallery.

Teach Yourself Fine Art Photography introduces you to the idea of fine art photography and explains how to go from concept to execution. Discover how to refine your compositions, shoot stunningly striking black and white imagery, impactful portraits and tasteful nudes. Learn from the informative features and follow the in-depth shooting and editing tutorials that will help you to produce high-quality professional looking captures. If that wasn’t enough, hear from four experienced photographers about why they got into the genre and how they develop and produce a successful body of work.

Creative, Conceptual and Minimal Art

Iranian photographer Hossein Zare has won several awards for his inspiring images. His style is simple, but effective and his images are often characterized by a well thought out idea.

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Creative, Conceptual and Minimal Art by Hossein Zare
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The Photographer’s Mind Remastered: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

You’ve done your research. You’ve bought your camera. You’ve learnt how to use it. Now what?

The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It’s not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It’s the mind of the photographer which turns an average photograph into an exceptional one.

In The Photographer’s Mind, professional photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph and reveals how to capture photos that really make you feel something.

The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again.

The Photographer’s Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on:
· Avoiding cliché
· The recurring nature of trends
· Style and composition
· Capturing light
· How to handle the unexpected

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The Photographer’s Mind Remastered: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos
by Michael Freeman