Deep down, no matter what anyone says, we don’t like to be told that our pictures are no good. We love the pictures we take – the ‘art’ we make – no matter how lame it may actually be. I’ve got nothing against that. But sometimes, we need to ask for our photos to be critiqued, so that we can get better.Read More »Photo Critique – A Short Guide to Giving and Taking it
The Book is “the moments between” by Andy Day. Buy it here.
The Moments Between is an account of three “traceurs” (practitioners of Parkour) on a road trip through Italy … on a quest to discover themselves, their abilities, communities, new training grounds, and new possibilities in their own Parkour training.Read More »Book Review: The Moments Between
You’ve watched Casino Royale, or Babylon A.D.? Yes? Then you’ve seen traceurs in action. Photo: amfdesigner They’re the people who run around cities, jumping over… Read More »Lessons In Creativity That You Can Learn From Parkour
Photography is as much the art of observing and appreciating things as it is the art of capturing them on film. No matter which branch of photography you prefer, you will find that the best photographs are a result of a photographer seeing things that most people miss out on.Read More »The Fine Art of Observation
Not everyone is bold enough to get out on the street and take photographs of life as it happens around them. If you’re someone who has been wanting to do this … to document the world around you as ‘life happens’, then here is a compilation of the best tips that I’ve seen over the years, about Street Photography. At the end of the article, I’ve also included a few additional resources so that you can continue to learn more about street photography from reliable sources.Read More »Obvious Street Photography Tips
Yes, I promise you… it’s a good thing! Especially when they’re videos that help you learn stuff… Here’s a great video of Chase Jarvis‘ talk… Read More »Watch Videos for a Long and Prosperous Life…
EDIT: This post originally Contained images taken by Andrew Zuckerman. The Images have since been removed because the image source no longer exists. Please visit… Read More »Today I Discovered the Photography of Andrew Zuckerman
Simplicity is memorable. Compositions are hard. Balance, shape, texture, rhythm, harmony, contrast, there are so many elements to think about when framing an image that you hope will be memorable and distinct … how can a beginner hope to get all of this under control?Read More »8 Ways to Keep Your Compositions Simple
How do you get inspiration for your photography? How do you stay creative? How do you get ‘creative’ to start with? I’m hoping to open up some… Read More »8 Good Habits for Creative Photographers
Photographing Architectural calls for Tilt-Shift lenses – most of the time. These lenses correct perspective distortion. You can think of this as making sure that the vertical lines of a building actually look vertical, and not slanting towards each other. In the past, this may have called for a ‘technical camera‘ or a ‘bellows‘ attachment, but tilt-shift lenses are easier to manage in the field.
Sometimes, photographers may use an extremely wide-angle lens, or a special-effect lens to photograph architecture, but these instances are extremely rare because most architectural firms want to see their work the way that it was envisioned. These lenses are mentioned below, but their usage is rare.Read More »The Best Lenses for Architectural Photography