If you enjoy taking casual photo walks without carrying lots of gear, you may sometimes find it challenging to find good light for street portraits. In this video from Adorama, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge takes you for a walk and lets you find good light and compositions with him. He shares some useful tips for finding light anywhere, anytime, and they will help you raise your street portraits to a new level.
Photo community and a contest platform Viewbug has launched a new service that helps you make money by photographing strangers. It’s called Viewbug Gigs, and it lets you upload your photos of people you take in the street, at events, at the beach, or any other place. The concept requires you to share your Viewbug profile with these people and have them buy photos of themselves that you took. The concept sounds cool, but it does have certain drawbacks, and we’ll go through them in this article.
Cats are loved very much in Japan and it’s believed that they bring good luck. And when you take their photos in the funniest of moments, they bring tons of giggles, too.
Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki loves cats too, and I perfectly understand him. He turned this love into photography, taking photos of stray cats in the streets of Tokyo. He captures their comedic, playful moments, ending up with a series of hilarious photos. We chatted with him a bit about his work and of course – we bring you plenty of his funny cat photos to make your day better.
Perhaps you’ve noticed the recent trend on TikTok and Instagram, with street photographers approaching people, complimenting their style, and asking for a photo. I suddenly started seeing a gazillion Reels and TikTok videos like this, and there’s now a trend that mocks it… And it’s absolutely hilarious. I found a couple of videos to share, and I hope they will make this Monday a little better for you as they did for me.
Colorization of old images is a topic of discussion among historians, photographers, and retouchers. Some love it, some hate it, but it seems to me that no person is indifferent about it.
If you ask me, I love colorized photos when they’re done with great skill and historic accuracy. And Tom Marshall of PhotograFix (previously) certainly has it both. The topic of his latest project is the street life of 19th century London – a set of photos taken in the mid-1870s. Tom carefully colorized them, giving them a new dimension and making them look as if scenes from Charles Dickens novels came to life.
Street photography can be understandably a little intimidating for beginners. You don’t want to be the photographer that goes up to people and sticks a lens in their faces, but equally, you don’t want to always be using a massively long lens on the other side of the street, FBI style.
In this video, photographer Gary Gough gives some excellent tips to help you begin exploring street photography. For me, it’s a genre I’ve typically shied away from as it embodies a couple of elements that I really find difficult. Namely, patience, having less control over the outcome, and photographing strangers. But it’s time to be brave! Here are Gary’s tips.
Street photography, in my opinion, is one of the most challenging genres to master. Other than knowing light and composition and knowing your gear inside and out, you need to be alert and fast enough to capture the perfect moment. Still, while I find the latter pair of skills pretty hard, my urge to get into street photography is getting stronger.
If you’re anything like me, Pat Kay has a perfect video for you. This street photographer shares five techniques and tips that will help you conquer street photography and improve at it immensely.
Over the course of our lives, we’ll give and receive countless pieces of advice. Of course, this applies to those directed at our photography, whether we’re hobbyists or professionals. However, not all of this advice is useful or constructive. In fact, it can just drive you away from enjoying your work. In this video, Roman Fox gives you three rubbish street photography tips that you should ignore when you hear them, but I’d say you should also avoid giving them to others.