The “Streets of Nuremberg” are visiting the Estonian Capital Tallinn. A beautiful city full of history and creativity. Where now, during the “white nights”, it never gets fully dark, and the sun is below the horizon from only 10:36 pm until 4:05 am. I took the title image of Tallinn’s famous medieval towers shortly after midnight. Crazy , isn’t it?Continue reading “Hello from Tallinn”
“Instant Inspiration” is my series for you if you look for something to overcome “Photographer’s Block” or simply want to shoot something that you have never tried, or at least not recently. With episode 30 (!!) I want to inspire you to go looking for those different kind of face….Continue reading “Instant Inspiration (30) – Look for that different face”
At the end of yesterday’s photography coaching session we were also doing some street shooting where I captured this image that I really like for its high contrast, the shadow separating the two faces and the look I drew.
Live is in overdrive right now, between the job that pays the bills, a family function today and plenty of photography related activities: The two Instagram walks this week, the photo coaching session yesterday and a photo shooting session next weekend (I get to try my hands at a real model). Hardly time to blog or even do some editing or postprocessing.
But live could be worse – it could be boring 🙂
Have great Sunday!
Street Photography is standing on a street corner with a view. Camera ready. Waiting what’s going to happen. Watching the stories and faces of the street. I took four street photographs within a couple of minutes, standing at the same corner.Continue reading “Corner with a view”
Haven’t posted a street portrait in a while, which is a pity, because making portraits of strangers and interacting with them is the most fun part of Street Photography.Continue reading “Dimitri”
“Instant Inspiration” is my series for you if you look for something to overcome “Photographer’s Block” or simply want to shoot something that you have never tried, or at least not recently. Episode 29 is about a compositional element – using frames.
I am sure you have framed photographs in your house. We frame our photos as a way of displaying and drawing in the attention of the viewers, but there is another type of framing that can be just as effective doing exactly the same thing, only in our images themselves.Continue reading “Instant Inspiration (29) – Frame your subject”
While roaming the streets of a city shooting street life, it is worth also looking at what’s happening behind the glass of shops and businesses. Especially when you are new to street photography, this unobtrusive way of taking pictures of strangers might be a good way to slowly extend your comfort zone, as your subjects tend not to notice you.Continue reading
When it’s soggy outside, shoot in a gallery or a museum. I gave this advice numerous times on this blog in quite a few posts. When spending a weekend in Portland last month, I once more escaped from torrential rain outside (the Oregonians call it the “Oregon Liquid Sunshine” for a reason) into the Portland Art Museum with the intention to capture some Art n’ Motion.Continue reading
“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph”
— Bruce Gilden