Wednesday, 9 January 2013

How To Approach Street Photography In 12 Easy Steps.

An interesting article with some great images about street photography. The article is from Digital Photography School and is written by Valerie Jardin, who says that she lives and breathes in pixels! She writes about photography, as well as teaching this beautiful craft during photo workshops in France and in the US, and soon in Australia!

Many photographers are timid about “shooting strangers” on the street which keeps them from even trying.  Street photography is all about telling a story in a single frame and that’s a beautiful thing.  It’s normal to be reluctant or shy, but these 12 steps will gently ease you into the wonderful world of street photography that exists in your hometown or anywhere else your travels take you. There are lots of stories out there waiting to be told.  Get your camera and let’s go!

To read the full article, follow the linkHow To Approach Street Photography In 12 Easy Steps.
London Street Photography 1860-2010 (Museum of London)

London Street Photography was published in association with The Museum of London to coincide with the major exhibition on show at the Museum until September 2011. 

Street photography thrives in London today. It documents the movement, diversity and seeming incoherence of the most multicultural city in the world. Its defining characteristic is the keen eye of the photographer catching the moment of a chance encounter, a fleeting expression or a momentary juxtaposition in a decisive click. 

However, photographing life on London's streets is nothing new. The first 'instantaneous' London street scenes were taken in the early 1860s, and by the 1890s candid street photographers were snapping Londoners unawares. The 20th century saw many photographers, famous and lesser-known, continue to capture the daily life of London. 

London Street Photography showcases the Museum of London's unique historic collection of photographs. It contains the work of more than seventy photographers and is a fascinating view of London street life of the last 150 years. It includes the work of well-known photographers such as Paul Martin, John Thomson, Humphrey Spender, Bert Hardy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Roger Mayne and Tony Ray-Jones as well as the work of many anonymous photographers whose contribution has been just as important in recording the story of the city. 

The book includes an introduction by Mike Seaborne, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum, in which he outlines the history of street photography in the Capital, exploring the shifts in approach as well as the impact of new cameras that could allow photographers to capture the wealth of detail to be found in London's teeeming streets.

Buy London Street Photography 1860-2010 (Museum of London) now.

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