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6 Tips for better street photography

Street photography is a beautiful and spontaneous genre of the photographic art which can tell many stories within a single shot. I hope that these few tips, that I share in this article, will be of help to any beginner out there.1. Use layering to strengthen your compositionLayering is the process of capturing an image where various subjects are located at different planes within the same photograph. As you know a wide aperture provides a shallow depth of field, that aims to distinctly separate... continue reading

Is Photography Art?

"You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”- Ansel Adams~ ~ ~Always an interesting (indeed, a provocative) question. Whenever it’s asked - and it’s never asked of paint-slingers - there’s contention. Pushback. Though, lately I’ve been pondering the “rules" - or lack thereof - for creative fire. There’s a bumper-sticker, Art Saves Lives, countered by Van Gogh’s ear, so pigeonholes are for pigeons, and since I'd no idea I would mention... continue reading

Composition with a candle light lighting

Well ..It was a rainy night and i was studying on my table.Suddenly power cut off.I got a candle and light up it to get off the darkness.Actually the power cut was irritable and i was sitting doing exactly nothing in the candle light.Suddenly the DSLR on my table caught in my eyes and i was left with an idea of trying some shots in the candle light.1st i was trying to get some shots of candle ..But then suddenly the book infront of me,the pen and the specs caught my eyes .I got tried a compostion... continue reading

Trying some shots without post-production -Think out of box

Hey Everyone, who are experts and passionate about photography.To introduce myself ,I'm an amateur in this photography field.But I have a lot of passion towards the photography.Well mostly I do not do any post production.Well I just want to try and get the shot of natures or objects as they are.I've tried some shots and uploaded and uploading my best picks without much post production.I'm thinking something out of box.here a pineapple ,well an exceptional pinnapple which caught the eyes... continue reading

The rule of thirds, seen by a french guy

You already know about theese three components that are opening, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity. But it's othing without composition?The composition is actually how you arrange the elements of the scene being shot. Including moving yourself or moving objects. It is necessarily dependent on the frame size, that is to say, the shape of the rectangle you see in the viewfinder.The composition plays with:the presence or absence in the context of certain elementsthe place given to each... continue reading

Getting the shot

 Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic.Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at all times. To get this sunrise, I was walking though 300 yards of soft freshly plowed cotton field, my feet sank deep into the soft Mississippi soil with every step. As I was trying to get closer to the tree, I was running as best... continue reading

Leading lines

Most experienced photographers know the concept of leading lines.They are one of the most basic elements of composition.Years of studying the masters of art show these lines as a major element in some of the greatest works of art, whether it be photography or the work of the old masters.Leading lines work as tour guides to your image, taking the viewer deeper into the image or leading them to the point you want them to see.The most obvious for of leading lines is railroad tracks.They... continue reading

How to tell a story with pictures?

How do I tell the story I have in mind with my pictures in an album? Here are some of the challenges I am facing:- How to construct micro-stories that fit on one or two pages that fit in and contribute to the overall story of the complete album.- Which pictures to select, only top quality or also pictures of lesser quality to make the story more complete.- How to organize the layout of pictures and text per page or per two facing pages.The types of expertise I am looking for come... continue reading

Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the place in the city you like to look at the best. Or cars is what makes your photographer heartbeat just that little tick faster, and so you strive to find the ultimate and coolest car model for your next photo shoot.And in... continue reading

Branch or bird?

When I made the photo I was not sure it would be of any use, for DT that is.Later on, when I checked it in the computer I liked the effect which the bizarre branch had on the whole image, after erasing some disturbing elements I thought it was ready for upload. I was wondering who was the main subject,the Goldfinch or the Branch?     continue reading

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