I’m soon heading off to Antarctica and been thinking about how I need to change the ways in which I capture my images, camera gear, camera accessories to pack, and even how I look differently at what to capture. If you’re heading to somewhere packed full of snow soon here’s my tips:
Keep your equipment safe – The cold temperatures of winter can be harsh on your equipment. Since snow can easily wet your gear, consider buying a waterproof bag to keep everything safe and dry.
You can never have enough batteries – Cold temperatures significantly chew through your camera’s batteries faster when you’re outside for long periods of time. Bring at least two spare batteries and recommend that you store them close to your body in an insulated pocket to keep them warm.
There is lots online to read which talk about this, but for me, street photography is a visual documentation of everyday life and society. However, a person doesn’t need to be in an image for it to be considered street photography, it although does take place exclusively in public areas, not necessarily on the street.
Within the street photography genre, there are so many different sub-genres, these are just a few:
Street photography can either be one of the easiest or most difficult photographic genre to capture. You will likely have read my comments before, that a small camera with a wide angle lens is the best. The problem is, although it is simple to get started in street photography, it is not easy to create compelling imagery.
The goal of the candid photographer is to capture scenes exactly as they occur naturally and any interference by the photographer ruins the possibility of creating an image that is 100% authentic.
Many street photographers like to capture their images using a 35mm or wider focal length. This although has problems, and requires the photographer to be physically close to the subject. If the subject notices the photographer standing close by, the subject will likely alter their behaviour making it difficult to capture what would have taken place had the photographer not been present.
The reciprocal rule, simply is about how to make sure when hand holding your camera, that your images are sharp. It’s quite simple your shutter speed should be at least “1” over your lens focal length. In other words, to keep your shots sharp, you should use a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of your lens, otherwise, you’re at risk of blur due to camera shake.
As an example, using a 50mm lens, you’ll need a shutter speed of at least 1/50s. And if you use a 200mm lens, you’ll need a shutter speed of at least 1/200s.
Street photography is all about capturing the candid everyday moments that make up the world around us. There’s no rule that says the camera you already have won’t work for street photography but to really blend in, a small camera is best.
ICM Capture to Print Retreat in New Zealand …… stunning prints from the ladies participating our inaugural ICM Capture to Print Retreat at Lake Ohau this weekend.
Led by internationally acclaimed and global ICM photographer Stephanie Johnson – Stephanie says she has been really blown away by the creativity all the ladies have shown as they have embraced their inner artist with ICM photography in such stunning ways! 😊❤️😊
I’m (Lesley) super stoked …. ICM teacher taught the photography mentor how to create awesome ICM images —> thank you masses Stephanie Johnson Photography!!! This image is my Lake Ohau, looking up to the western end of the lake.
We’re exploring the father of modern street photography Henri Cartier-Bresson. From his first exhibition in 1932 to his death in 2004 Cartier-Bresson was a huge influence in the world of photography, and as you will see by the images below, he left a legacy of truly memorable photographs.
Have you ever printed an image and colours on the print didn’t match the image that you saw on your screen. Your print may have included inaccurate colors or incorrect tones, this is you missed one step – soft proofing.
Soft proofing images before printing them means you won’t end up with prints that turn out different from how you expect them to look.
What is soft proofing in Lightroom?
Soft proofing is the process of previewing an image prior to printing – in order to get a better idea of what that image might look like when actually printed. Soft proofing gives you the opportunity to make changes before your image is printed and is the key to getting top-quality printed images.