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Street photography around the world | Photographer: Maciej Dakowicz

Street photography around the world | Photographer: Maciej Dakowicz | Photography | Scoop.it

"Most people say that street photography features people photographed on the street in unposed situations. For me this definition is simply too broad as it includes portraiture, reportage and peopled cityscape, which might have nothing to do with the genre. For me this broad definition can be narrowed easily to define proper street photography by adding just one word – “a twist”. A little twist – something clever, funny, unexpected, surprising or ambiguous. Something making you scratch your head, something putting a smile on your face… And the photo does not have to be taken on the street – it can be shot indoors, on the beach or in the forest. What matters is that little “twist”.
 
What are the key elements of a good photo? In my opinion it is the content, composition and light. The content is most important for me. Sometimes a poorly composed and lit photograph still can be good, what matters is the message it conveys. The composition is the way elements are placed and related to each other in the frame. It greatly depends on the distance from the subject – usually the closer you get the more dynamic perspectives you can achieve that can make your compositions more interesting.

 

The light is what illuminates the scene and produces shadows and highglights in the image. It can be natural or artificial. It can be a direct sunlight (which can be soft or harsh depending on the time of the day), soft ambient light in the shade or flash produced by the flashgun on top of the camera. When these three elements come together nicely in one frame you most probably have a great photo."- Maciej Sakowicz


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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:53 AM

Another very good set of street photography

Martin Lea's curator insight, November 10, 2013 7:17 AM

that is it..........a moment or a thought or a caption ..............you just see it ior sense but of course you have to capture it !!

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The Essentials Of The Affordable Care Act For Freelance Photographers

The Essentials Of The Affordable Care Act For Freelance Photographers | Photography | Scoop.it
Let’s not kid ourselves, when it comes to health insurance, freelance photographers are in an unfortunate situation.

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Voyeurs | Photographer: Dave Bush Photography

Voyeurs | Photographer:  Dave Bush Photography | Photography | Scoop.it

We are all voyeurs this day in age. It is close to impossible not to watch people at the table next to us, check out the strangers sitting across from us on a train, or find a celebrity’s Instagram and scroll away. Hitchcock preceded, in a way, today’s compulsion for viewing others through a filter of some kind, via his film Rear Window. We can all still identify with James Stewart’s wounded photographer staring through a telephoto lens into the apartments across the way, and as movie-goers staring at the screen, we were implicit in the director’s game before we even had a chance to recognize its designs.

 

New York-based photographer Dave Bush’s photos of people in cars taps into this distant gaze, one that brings us “closer” to the subject but puts us slightly on edge. We know these are strangers and yet we cannot look away from their faces, for their expressions speak to a particularly familiar kind: those that we make when we think no one is watching. These images speak to one of our most basic impulses: watching people. 


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On Robert Capa’s 100th Birthday, Magnum Asks Photographers Everywhere to #GetCloser100

On Robert Capa’s 100th Birthday, Magnum Asks Photographers Everywhere to #GetCloser100 | Photography | Scoop.it
This Tuesday, October 22, marks the 100th birthday of one of the most influential photographers of all time.

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Street photography | Photographer: Frédéric Le Mauff

I’m in my late 30’s and live in Lyon, France.

I lived my first 20 years far away from any crowded life. However, when I moved in a big city, I immediately enjoyed wandering the streets for hours.

By a combination of circumstances, I laid a hand on a camera. It was in 2006. I then dabbled in photography for a while, and some years later I figured out that it was possible to wander the streets and take pictures. I still remember my very first candid shot at a close distance. It was on December 2, 2008. Since then, I am trying to shoot street photography.

I have no moral consideration, no mission, no defined project. I’m not documenting anything. I only try to put in images my fascination for strangers.- 


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