EARTH SCRIPTURES: Electic Sisters
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Midnight electrical storm sweeps across the Blue Mountains behind the iconic Three Sisters, NSW Australia.
The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year. The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. I am very fortunate to have witnessed and captured lightning strikes from such a famous landmark.
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Love StreetLast of the Red Hot Loversby - DougNZLove Street2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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PH_011714_12by - IgorBekker
Camden Town by - pavboq
Passionby - Vermontster
Love through the decadesby - impromptus
Never Get to Finish a Sandwich Anymoreby - ZiaulKareem
Stolen Kissby - endegor
FRAGILEFragileFRAGILE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If blood will flow, when flesh and steel are one
Drying in the colour of the evening sun
Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay
Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime's argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry s
TSF: A 'Posters In The Street' FeatureStreet Photography:TSF: A 'Posters In The Street' Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Posters! Posters!! Posters!!!
"Everyone in the business world knows the importance of
posters and ads in advertising for specific products.
Posters are an integral part of advertising. An eye-catching, attractive poster
that conveys a professional, compelling message about a product, service
or event will invariably hold the user's attention."**
That is until a Street Photographer comes along....
Posters, Billboards, Large Display Panels, etc. they're all around us!
Every street corner, building and display window in this ad-mad world of ours is adorned with these
wonderfully enticing, heavily photoshopped and grossly misleading sheets of prevarication.
Malls, museums, art galleries, subway, bus stations, airports, public toilets....
great places for (non pervy) Street Photographers to hang out on a slow day.
Now add posters into the mix and "BAM!" we have a great photo op on our hands!
If you're starting out in Street Photography, I'd say look
Friday night Street Specials v9.1Friday night Street Specials v9.13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
Have a nice weekend!
Free Street e-books - IIThe amazing Mary (myraincheck) reviews for us yet another one free to download and enjoy Street e-BookFree Street e-books - II3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
by Alex Coghe
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
"Street photography is like jazz, a union of formal rigor and improvisation. Street Photography uses the raw approach of straight photography from which derives. Street Photography is unstaged photography, a challenge of the photographer with himself, an attitude, a state of mind. Street Photography is a reflection of every day life through the eye of a photographer able to document the ordinary capturing the decisive moment, or what others don't see". This is the definition Alex Coghe gives of street photography, a kind of reportage that focus on everyday life and 'on the nuances of the human comedy that is taking place in public spaces.' 'An attitud
Street Photography for dummiesStreet Photography for dummies4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What do we need to shoot a Street picture?
1. A camera
Whatever kind of a camera is good. Either it is a ridiculously expensive rangefinder or an unbelievably cheap point and shoot compact. Either it shoots digital or it shoots film. Either it weighs a ton or it weighs few grams. ANY camera is fine as long as you have it with you.
2. A public place
This can be out in the streets or at the beach or inside a hotel's lounge or in a diner place or inside a supermarket or a mall or a school or whatever PUBLIC place. This public place must be visible in our picture. And things must be happening in this public place.
Exactly, people! We need people in candid situations. Definition of "candid" from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary: "subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed" Definition of "candid" from Wikipedia: Candid photography is best described as un-
Exceptional Photographers on dA - Edition MayExceptional Photographers on dA - Edition May2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON deviantART. Ed. APRILSunny greetings from Greece everyone!EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON deviantART. Ed. APRIL3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For this month's feature I chose someone I admire for his talent, his mediterranean temperament and his emotional generosity, Doug Richards :iconDougNZ:
- Tell us a little about yourself.
- I’m the youngest of 14 children – 7 brothers and 7 sisters
I was born and still live in Auckland, New Zealand, though I spent years travelling and living abroad in the UK, Europe, Australia, Philippines and USA.
Last year I made a huge career change after decades of selling new houses to working as an Employment Broker helping to get the unemployed back into work – less than half the income for me but ten times the satisfaction.
Two kids – a boy and a girl. Two grandkids – a boy and a girl.
- How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?
- I’m so old that I can remember taking photos of my brother with a Kodak Box Brownie. I
Matt WeberMatt Weber shots his way through life.Matt Weber3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Started out as a taxi driver and saw so many things on the streets that he kept saying "If only I had a camera…" A camera seemed like the only way to capture the crazy stuff which was happening almost every night.
Claims that the 70's were more interesting than the 80's, but in December 1984 bought a competitive camera, an AE-1 and a 50mm lens.
Started out in color film, but one year after he turned to b/w, because color was tricky to develop.
Thinks that failure is important, and that failing over 99% of the time and not giving up is something to be proud of. Takes "awful pictures on a daily basis and always will. There aren't too many other types of photography where that's the expected result."
Suffered from the photographic equivalent of "Writer's Block" for many years and it would be the crazy decision to spend most of my savings on a pair of M6′s and a few lenses that helped him to comeback. "The 28mm & 35mm lenses are the perfec
Andrew McConnell, master photojournalistSources: Canon Europe http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/interviews/power_of_photojournalism.do and Andrew's official website (well worth a look!) http://www.andrewmcconnell.com/Andrew McConnell, master photojournalist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photos from various sources via Google images.
Irish photographer Andrew McConnell began his career as a press photographer covering the closing stages of 'The Troubles' in his homeland and the subsequent transition to peace. McConnell moved to work in Asia and then Africa, since 2007, to document the stories and issues from that continent. In the 2011 World Press Photo Contest McConnell won both the Portraits Stories and Arts and Entertainment singles categories for his images from Africa. His work has appeared in publications including National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine and Vanity Fair (Italy)
Video interview with Andrew: http://www.photographers.ie/2011/07/interview-with-andrew-mcconnell/
Pioneers Of Street Photography - IVTo celebrate the 1st anniversary of #TheStreetFactor, we present to youPioneers Of Street Photography - IV3 years ago in Personal More Like This
the fourth part of a series of journals dedicated to the great masters:
The Pioneers of Street Photography.
(October 22, 1942 - April 18, 1999)
was among the first photographers to successfully use color, especially in the fields of
Documentary and Street Photography, to great acclaim.
Crawford Market, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 1993. © Raghubir Singh
Born in Jaipur, India, Singh attended St. Xavier's School school and it was here that he discovered Cartier-Bresson's
little-known book, Beautiful Jaipur, published in 1949, which inspired his interest in photography.
Later on after a year of studying arts at The Hindu College in New Delhi, Raghubir decided to drop out.
Now, with time on his hands, he began taking photographs using a camera
his brother, Pratap Singh had brought for him from Hong Kong.
Taxi Driver and Pedestrian Argue, Chitpur Roa
Reuters Photos of the Year 2011Source: http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2011/11/21/best-photos-of-the-year-2011/#a=1 See the website for the 100 photos selected.Reuters Photos of the Year 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011.
A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011, after a massive earthquake and tsunami.
REUTERS/Toshiyuki Tsunenari/Asahi Shimbun
Rebels hold a young man at gunpoint, who they accuse of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi,
between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, March 3, 2011.
Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011.
Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces,
along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011.
Street For Beginners: Compose Like a MasterNow that we are all now masters of our cameras, and it has truly now become a tool that enhances our ability to make art. It is time to begin working on our second required skill for improving our street photography. Remember while doing this to continue following the golden rule:Street For Beginners: Compose Like a Master3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't Shoot Street Photography
If you spend some time looking at the masters of street photography images, like Henri Cartier Bresson's, they all have one thing in common; their photographs are compositional masterpieces.
Composition is often the most overlooked skill in street photography, where photographers focus more on capturing the "decisive moment", but without strong composition a photograph will an excellent captured moment will still not pop out of the page.
Street photography requires the photographer to have the ability to make a strong composition in a fraction of a second; it almost must be second nature to the street photographer.
In order to gain this "sixth sense" of photography and hav
Human NatureCarnival 2011by - StilfotoHuman Nature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Swimming In The Air take iii
by - oO-Rein-Oo
Moveby - mahleu
The Shadow by - lintun79
Beyond The Sunby - EmotionalityStudios
. . . : : B A L A T : : . . .by - jackall2
Rainbow Family member 43by - BenoitPaille
hocus pocusby - enderefe
StorytellerStoryteller3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just hit the play button, sit back and scroll down (slowly) to enjoy a fine selection
of wonderful stories from the Street.
when darkness comesby - arslanalp
Oh storyteller tell us a story
May it be a legend!
Tell us of the people of yesterday;
PH_032313_02by - IgorBkr
Of Loundja, the daughter of the Ogress
And the Sultan's son
Untitled by - sevron
Start with once upon a time,
Offer us dreams
Start with once upon a time,
We all have a story in the depths of our heart.
Catch by - Gregos<
Street Photography DDs - April 2012About the Street Gallery, Street DDs etc.Street Photography DDs - April 20124 years ago in Art Features More Like This
yansima... by kuvars
I had too -V2- by cinqth
7 Photojournalism tipsMaking serious thought into pursuing photojournalism?7 Photojournalism tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2012 World Press Photo award winner, Reuters Bangkok-based Damir Sagolj, shares 7 simple tips to honing your skills.
1) Anticipate the moment
Shoot a lot before the real moment comes. Once you miss it because you fumbled with your exposures, you've missed it.
The story doesn't start when the assignment begins. You need to know the location and assignment inside out. Way before you even leave your house you have to have everything at the tip of your fingers.
3) Reach Out
Build your base. You never know when you're going to need the people around you to help with translations, rides, equipment etc.
You don't want to try everything at once. Focus on your practical component of the story.
Know what your camera is capable of. Not to have the latest model that you don't know how to use. It may have high potential but if you don't know how to use it, it's pointless. Use what you know how to
Rinzi RuizBack!... in Black.Rinzi Ruiz3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hopping you entered 2013 the best way possible, and wishing you all a Happy New Year, let's get down to pixels.
Today I bring you Rinzi Ruiz.
He is a Los Angeles based photographer who picked up a camera only 2 years ago (I can relate ) Known to find beauty in humanity and in capturing the emotion, the mundane, and the art in reality that is found everywhere, without ignoring the fact that he has a background in fine arts and graphic design (but photography is "much more fun and rewarding").
He is a phenomenal black & white street photographer, a light painter and a user of profound dark shadows and light reflections.
He is currently shooting with his first DSLR, a Nikon D90, and a Fujifilm X100 (because he got physically tired of carrying the bag), and shoots mostly at about F/5.6 to F/8.
Go check him out.
Note: Do you know what is "Chimping"? It's a syndrome, a bad addiction that runs in the digital photography community, and the ma
Reflections From The Street: AaronReflections From The Street: Aaron4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Aaron - aaroffy, and Khuram - MARX77 has been asking me for a bit to write a regular journal here on TheStreetFactor. I am not sure where this journal will go but I intend to reflect on different aspects of street photography/photography and attempt to find connections to our daily lives. I hope you will find it interesting and enjoy it. As always I welcome comments. Not only do I love the dialogue but I find that my inspiration for future posts always come from this dialogue.
I thought that today would be as good as any to start at the beginning. Before any street photographer can begin their relentless search of that next decisive moment they had to have their inaugural journey to the camera; here is the story of mine:
I wish I could tell you a romantic story like the ones you hear from so many of the great photographers; where I grew up in a dark room and was taking pictures before I could walk but I
Goodbye summer aka The Sun of a beachAnd here we go... another summer is almost gone. At least in the Northern Hemisphere. For those of us who live closer to The Arctic Circle than to The Tropic, during the summer - life is a beach. And the only time when you can see beautiful, almost naked women others than those in your bedroom or on a screenGoodbye summer aka The Sun of a beach2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a pleasure to present the most memorable summer pictures that have been featured in our gallery and taken by our amazing photographers.
At The Waterside by :iconMARX77:
Untitled by :iconferg3110:
The confession of a shark - 2 by :iconstringoiu:
Play time by :iconmm35street:
Saul Leiter - Vertical and AbstractAs you know, I normally don't do (features) Journals.Saul Leiter - Vertical and Abstract3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The exception goes to those photographers that had some historical importance in the photography World, those that influence(d) me, those that I believe can move others like they moved me, humanitarian photographers, and that normally live in the "shadow" of the same old Features and references.
This one is not the case, because I'm talking about Saul Leiter.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his father was a well known Talmud scholar and Saul studied to become a Rabbi. At age 23, he left theology school and moved to New York City to become an artist. He had developed an early interest in painting, like so many photographers. His mother gave him his first camera, a Detrola camera, when he was 12 years old.
He was soon taking black and white pictures with a 35 mm Leica, which he acquired by exchanging a few Eugene Smith (exceptional photographer from Life magazine, among others) prints for it. By 1948 he began to ex
Street Photography: To Lo And Behold!Street Photography Quiz:Street Photography: To Lo And Behold!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When was the last time a random passenger in a bus made your jaw drop?
Happens with me all the time!
Whenever I go out into the streets, I never plan on what I'm going to shoot, nor do I have a particular theme in mind.
Mind you, planning ahead is highly benefical to a Street Photographer or any photographer for that matter - a practice that almost always yeilds excellent results when properly utilized.
For me, it's just the sheer excitment of stepping into a vast concrete jungle, unsure about what's around the next corner, or perceiving an event that is about to unfold before you, the sound of your heart beating as you walk/run towards the developing scene - all the while hoping that you get there in time to take... that one shot, that ultimate payoff; is all that matters.
Sometimes you could be standing there observing a street scene when you begin to notice things falling into place; a photo opportunity forming right before your very eyes.
A Dog's Life!- A S t r e e t P h o t o g r a p h y F e a t u r e -A Dog's Life!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Seanceby - gabyba33-vu
Resistanceby - cahilus
Ambushby - ZiaulKareem
Stagecoachby - djailledie
Blueby - sevron
wake up friends ...by - punktual
Invasion of Privacyby - RichardBublitz
Friday night Specials v4.2Friday night Specials v4.23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
Have a nice weekend!