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Daily Archives: November 25, 2010

Entropy everything is meant to evolve.

“When a system is stable, we say, in physics terms, that its entropy equals zero. But, this system is meant to change, and the entropy has to increase, which provokes chaos.
That’s what happens here. The system is stable, both of my grand parents are still alive. One is sick, but alive. But I and he know that death is close, and that means changing everything. Leaving the house they lived in for more than 50 years, emptying the rooms, selling the furnitures.
I wanted to let the light go in the pictures, I wanted to freeze the moment, the zero moment. ”

Candid street photography

Many people would like to have the opportunity to photograph in the streets the way the great French photographers did, we would all like to be Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau or Brassai . However we all find it difficult, our subjects are often more suspect of our motives and sometimes aggressive to the idea that their picture has been taken. This article by James Maher from the Digital Photography School site has suggestions on how to be more successful.

This article is going to focus specifically on tips to help you get your camera as close to people as possible without them noticing. It is certainly not the only way to do street photography, but it is a very effective way. It helps you catch the world around you in an uninterrupted fashion. And if you happen to get caught then so be it, just smile and own up to what you are doing. You’ll be surprised at how understanding most people are about street photography once you are honest with them.

How to turn a Volunteer Assignment into a Vacation and a Rich Photographic Opportunity Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-turn-a-volunteer-assignment-into-a-vacation-and-a-rich-photographic-opportunity

Doesn’t this sound like perfection, holiday, somewhere warm, photography and time. This article by Robert J. Mang. featured on the Digital Photo School

Objectives: to go on a photography retreat in a new and interesting environment, expand one’s photographic portfolio, volunteer, travel, learn a language, and immerse oneself into a foreign culture.


Kuwait bans DSLRs in public places

What has the world against photographers? This article in the BJP expands upon that frightening headline