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Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Advice for the Aspiring Street Photographer

Street photography. Is it as simple as going out into the streets and taking photos? In the narrowest of views, yes. But street photography is regarded by many as an art form; it is the goal of the street photographer to capture humanity at its rawest, most candid moments, unencumbered by the apparent luxuries of a formal studio session; no flash, no diffusers, no tethered shooting. In light of this more nuanced definition of what street photography is, we can now give a more distinct answer to the question of street photography’s perceived “simplicity.”

What makes street photography difficult for some is the boldness required to pull out a camera, approach a total stranger, and essentially enter their space, even if for a brief moment, as they go about routine activities that normally do not take place in front of a lens. It can be intimidating and challenging, but I would venture to say that anyone who has achieved some measure of success at street photography has found it immensely rewarding. And as a visual medium, street photography can be profoundly inspirational. So if you’re considering hitting the streets, here are a few basic DOs and DON’Ts to help get you started.

writes Jason Little  a photographer (shooting macros, portraits, candids, and the occasional landscape), part time writer, and full time lover of music. You can see Jason’s photography on his photography blog

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Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, ca.1980©Gary Winogrand

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Fujifilm confirms film discontinuations

Just put it out of it’s misery. If it were an animal we would do so…..

Fujifilm has confirmed that it has discontinued a number of its Neopan, Provia, Superia and Reala films. Fujifilm Professional has confirmed that it has ceased production of four of its films – the Neopan 400 35mm black and white film, Fujichrome Provia 400X colour transparency film in the 35mm and 120 formats, the Superia 400 colour negative film in the 120 format, and the Reala colour negative film in the 120 format..….MORE


Read more: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2285219/fujifilm-confirms-film-discontinuations#ixzz2bNp2zpOH
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Home, my Place in the World – Photography Exhibition Wandsworth

Contemporary photography exhibition opens at the Wandsworth Museum until 14 September 2013

The Wandsworth Museum’s summer exhibition of contemporary photography is showcasing the best images from the annual Accademia Apulia Photography Awards. Over 50 striking images are featured in this first-ever exhibition of award entries, created by photographers worldwide.

Accademia Apulia Photography Award was established in 2008 to champion the importance of diversity in a fast-changing world. The awards are intended to inspire artists from different communities to reflect on the significance of cultural heritage

Under the patronage of the International Organization for Migration, Amnesty International, the British Council, the European Commission and the Government of Apulia, Home, my Place in the Worldexplores how the concept of home is evolving as migrants worldwide seek better living conditions.

Open to the public until 14th Sept 2013, the exhibition also reports on social integration, both positive and negative.
38 West Hill
SW18 1RX