52 Assignments

Street Photography

Author: Brian Lloyd Duckett

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781453520

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Page: 128

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This book features 52 color-coded commissions and concepts with alternative ideas for composing, creating and printing eye-catching images from the street. You will discover different ways of approaching your subjects; challenges and games that add a level of mischief and play to your work; ideas for using maps, books and signs to unleash your creativity; lists of the best festivals and events to attend; prompts for alternative subjects and themes; guides to removing clichés from your work; radical techniques for pushing your camera beyond its limits or using alternative cameras; and examples from historic masters; along with ideas for innovative approaches to processing and printing. The rest of the journal's pages are styled for you to add your own thoughts, notes, lists, Top 10s, technical specifications, quotes, and even sketches and doodles, creating a record of your own 52 photographic assignments. These may be completed weekend by weekend over the course of a year, or dipped into every time you need to bring a new concept or creative approach to your street photography.
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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Street Photography

Essential Aspects of Street Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781570787

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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The street aesthetic is more in vogue than ever, and rapidly becoming an essential part of every photographer's repertoire. Subjects are found around every corner, each moment offers a new and fresh perspective, and that excitement and spontaneity make it an ideal training ground for honing the skills needed to anticipate and successfully capture dramatic scenes on the fly. Getting great street shots is much more than just a matter of chance. Michael Freeman details the optimal strategies for anticipating the action before it happens, and the fastest techniques that ensure you're ready with your finger on the shutter for that critical moment. A thorough overview of which equipment is best suited for each particular style lets you make the most of the gear you have, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. And a series of exercises keeps you engaged and alert to the creative potential of countless scenes throughout your daily life. Beyond the gear and technique, you will also learn to think like a street photographer - recognising not just captivating scenes with engaging subjects, but also innovative angles from which to capture them, all with the split-second instinct of a professional.
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Mastering Composition for Photographers

Create Images with Impact

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608959821

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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The success of a photograph depends on more than it subject. For big impact, the photographer must finesse every visual element at their disposal to communicate with the viewer. In the right hands, lines (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curving, radiating, and converging) draw viewers’ eyes through the frame in a predictable manner. Color creates a dynamic rhythm or a balance. Depth of field (the area of sharp focus in the image) tells the viewer what is important in the image—where it is that the eye should settle. Of course, even the positioning of the various elements in the scene (the subject, image color, points of strong tonal contrast, and more) help to establish impact. In this book, Chen describes the compositional “rules” artists have used for centuries to create high-impact work. With each discussion, images are presented that clearly show how the design strategy was used and how it strengthened the photograph
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No Rules Street Photography

Author: Nitsa

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411610962

Category: Art

Page: 108

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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.
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David Busch's Mastering Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Photography

Author: David Busch

Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade

ISBN: 1305277163

Category: Photography

Page: 464

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Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are hot! Smaller and lighter than older-style SLRs, mirrorless ILC models use more compact lenses and accessories, and can be easily adapted to use lenses and gear originally designed for conventional SLR cameras—so you can downsize your camera kit and continue using much of your favorite gear. Many mirrorless ILC models are also loaded with popular features like built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, touch screens, autofocus systems, high speed shooting, and other innovations. If you’re the proud owner of a new mirrorless ILC, DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS PHOTOGRAPHY will show you how to get the most out of this unique technology. In this full-color guide, you’ll learn everything from operating the camera’s basic controls to more advanced topics such as resolution, aperture/priority exposure, focus zones, flash synchronization options, and much more. David Busch will help you understand the ins and outs of digital photography and show you how to take great photos with your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
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Street Photography

From Atget to Cartier-Bresson

Author: Clive Scott

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735500

Category: Photography

Page: 248

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Street photography is perhaps the best-loved and most widely known of all photographic genres, with names like Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau familiar even to those with a fleeting knowledge of the medium. Yet what exactly is street photography? From what viewpoint does it present its subjects, and how does this viewpoint differ from that of documentary photography? Looking closely at the work of Atget, Kertesz, Bovis, Rene-Jacques, Brassai, Doisneau, Cartier- Bresson and more, this elegantly written book, extensively illustrated with both well-known and neglected works, unpicks Parisian street photography's affinity with Impressionist art as well as its complex relationship with parallel literary trends and authors from Baudelaire to Philippe Soupault. Clive Scott traces street photography’s origins, asking what really what happened to photography when it first abandoned the studio, and brings to the fore fascinating questions about the way the street photographer captures or frames those subjects - traders, lovers, entertainers - so beloved of the genre. In doing so Scott reveals street photography to be a poetic, even 'picturesque' form, looking not to the individual but to the type; not to the ‘reality’ of the street but to its 'romance'.
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Mastering Flash Photography

Author: Susan McCartney

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 9780817445454

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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All photographers - from the most inexperienced beginners, to serious advanced amateurs, to working professionals - who need to learn or improve their electronic-flash techniques will benefit from this comprehensive book. It opens with in-camera basics, such as flash fill and redeye reduction. Then the book moves to intermediate topics, including automatic- and manual-exposure flash readings, detachable units, guide numbers, and bounce flash. Next comes an advanced section that covers such methods as working with off-camera flash, remote triggers, multiple flash units, flash brackets, power packs, and light ratios. A gallery featuring the flash photography of six professionals concludes the book.
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Mastering Landscape Photography

The Luminous-landscape Essays

Author: Alain Briot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 252

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Thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot. Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. Also covered is how to be an artist in business. Alain Briot is one of the leading contemporary landscape photographers. He received his education in France and currently works mostly in the southwestern part of the United States. This book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot. It continues by focusing on the artistic aspects of photography with chapters on how to select your best work, how to create a portfolio, and finally concludes with two chapters on how to be an artist in business.
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