Maria Giovanna Quaranta

I started playing as a little girl with my dad’s camera and then upgraded to my own Reflex in the ’90s. For a couple of years, I’ve been contributing in a few Facebook groups, especially in Black & White, where I met some friends like Piero Polimeni and Alessandro Scendoni who, with their technical suggestions, have made the game turn into a real passion. I like all kinds of photography, but more particularly I prefer portraiture. I have started believing that photography is now a part of me, capable of transmitting emotions and getting me out of everyday stress. This hobby has taken my heart.

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Maria Giovanna Quaranta
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100 Great Street Photographs: From the Screen to the Printed Page

Whether made with an analog camera, a digital device or even a phone, this publication gathers 100 inspiring street photographs from around the world and places them together in one neat, easily readable volume.
Selection by David Gibson, review by Sean Sheehan

David Gibson, the curator (and author) of the newly published volume 100 Great Street Photographs, provides us with a broad and helpful overview of the street photographers working in the field today. He calls them the “Internet generation” and accordingly provides a website, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and/or Instagram address for each; he notes too how the vast majority of the photographs were made in the last five years.
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100 Great Street Photographs: From the Screen to the Printed Page
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Photography Jobs From Around The World

Place your DSLR on a tripod, adjust the lens to get the best possible composition, get the focus right, choose appropriate ISO setting, change shutter speed and aperture, go to timer mode and select five seconds, and then click. Being a photographer, these are things I never get tired of. It’s fun being a shutterbug, as you might also agree if you are fond of clicking as well. The ever changing world always throws perfect compositions at us, one of the reasons we never get tired of this hobby whether you are into fashion photography, or wildlife shooting, or one who just loves to roam around your city and click.

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Michael Ernest Sweet’s Free Street Photography Bible

Michael Ernest Sweet’s Free Street Photography Bible
Create original, thought-provoking street photographs.

StreetPhotographyBible12aHow do stay unique in a genre that’s seen everything?
I’m sure you’ve seen the same sort of street photographs that I have: black-and-white photos of people crossing a street. Black-and-white photos of the homeless. Black-and-white photos of somebody screaming. How do you find something unique?

StreetPhotographyBible12bWell, this ebook answers that question bluntly. You can’t. Yeah, you can try, but what happens on the street happens everywhere, at all times. Sure, you can create new perspectives and unique ways of seeing, but you’re stuck with the same human elements.

StreetPhotographyBible12cWhat’s inside this eBook?
Well, So how do you create original work? That’s the question this “bible” directs you to. Yes, you study. You practice. You find your voice. And you shoot. But what makes a street photographer a real bonafide street photographer?

StreetPhotographyBible12dMichael Ernest Sweet, a serious street photographer and writer (you can read his stuff on Huffington Post), crammed everything he knows into this ebook. And you’ll learn it all from him. It’s his bible. And it’s free for all you crazy talented street photographers.

get it free at: photowhoa

Hot Shots

Hot Shots

hotshots08aYuliy Vasilev
“I took this shot in Turin, Italy. It is the leading image from my ongoing project ‘Music for Deaf’, depicting the uneasy life of street musicians throughout the world. The picture is a composite from two consecutive exposures with different settings, which I blended together in software. I had to close the aperture to f/22 to blur the crowd, but that made the musician blurred too, so I made a second shot at f/5.6, which gave me enough speed to freeze the musician.”
Sony NEX C3 with Sony E 55-210mm lens at 91mm; 0.8 sec at f/22, ISO 200 and 1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

hotshots08bKonstantin Kryukovskiy
“This portrait was shot in a studio. Although it might appear that the model, Victoria, has been lit using artificial lights, I actually used direct sunlight. An 85mm lens, fitted to a Nikon D800 and used at f/2, gave the sliver of depth of field I needed to pick out just her eyes. The retouching was more involved. I used all kinds of treatments – from dodging and burning to frequency separation and advanced colour correction – to achieve this look.”
Nikon D800 with Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens; 1/1,000 sec at f/2.0, ISO 100

hotshots08cRussell Pearson
“I had been in Bagan, Myanmar for a few days, so I knew where and when the sun would rise, and from which temple I could find the specific view I was looking for. After waking at around 5am, then taking a bike ride in the dark, armed with just my flashlight, I reached the temple, and had enough time to set up my camera and tripod and take the shot as the sun rose. The colours were so amazing that I only needed to boost the saturation a little in Lightroom.”
Nikon D7000 with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 135mm; 1/60 sec at f/10, ISO 100

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