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

8 Tips to Improve your Winter Compositions

“I have a love-hate relationship with winter. I won’t get into why I hate winter (too cold, short days, high heating bills, driving sucks… okay, so I got into it a bit). For photography however, I love winter. Once the autumn leaves hit the ground and everything looks dull and grey, I find myself dreaming of winter. There’s nothing like a fresh blanket of snow to brighten up a landscape scene. And that same landscape can look quite different from day to day considering how variable the weather and lighting can be during the winter.

Is winter photography really any different from that of other seasons? Yes, and no. The basics of landscape photograph apply regardless of the season, but my approach and preparedness can be different in the winter. Here are some tips that might help you improve your winter compositions…”
By Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary

Focus on winter’s unique features
Play in the snow
Look for color contrasts
Shoot at the bookends of the day
Control the blues
Photograph people
Make your own point of interest
Focus in on the details
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8 Tips to Improve your Winter Compositions
By Peter Baumgarten
more at Olympus

Eye Catching Moments

EYE-Photo Magazine is a monthly publishing, independent online magazine, featuring talented and enthusiastic photographers from all over the world who like to present their ​work, to an international readership. The magazine can be read for FREE!

Olga Merrill
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Tomasz Stankiewicz
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Mei Bakker
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Jos Erkamp
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Klaus Wegele
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Eye Catching Moments
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Thysje Arthur | Featured Photographer

While AWAKE artists are known for their mastery of Photoshop, this magazine is specifically dedicated to photography.
Thysje Arthur | Featured Photographer

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Thysje Arthur | Featured Photographer
AWAKE Photography Magazine, Issue 1
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Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced

Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems.

A sentinel by Zsolt Szabo
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Killer by Omkar J
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Running Pelican by Caron Steele
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Flying in the evening by Kallol Mukherjee
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Flowers on a saline lake by xiaoge
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Great Grey Owl suspended in midair by Markus Varesvuo
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Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced
more at Photocrowd