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9 Tips for Perfect Urban Decay Photography

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9 Tips for Perfect Urban Decay Photography

When you think of urban photography, what photographs come to mind? You may think of towering skyscrapers or maybe speeding cabs come to mind. There is also street photography which captures the reality of everyday life in your particular urban space, but there is another type of photography centered on urban areas which features abandoned buildings. For us, as photographers, they offer a strange and wonderful look into our urban past. Photographing these buildings and other similar urban landscapes is called urban decay photography. Here are nine tips to capture this crumbling metropolitan beauty.
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Stretch Your Boundaries: The 100 Strangers Project

Stretch Your Boundaries: The 100 Strangers Project

Are you ready to stretch your creativity? Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone a little – or a lot? The 100 Strangers Project may be just the ticket. This project is just what it sounds like – an initiative to meet and photograph 100 complete strangers! The best way to take on a project this ambitious is to join an online learning group. The benefit is that you have a community of other photographers who are also photographing strangers to learn from and engage in discussion. You can take this journey with a group of like-minded folks and be involved in an amazing, collaborative project!
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7 Steps to Simple Street Photos

7 Steps to Simple Street Photos

Now that everyone on the street is a photographer, street photography has become even more popular due to iPhones and Android phones. Add to it that digital cameras are more reasonably priced than when they first came out, and you have a good mix of cameras that supports the genre.

Camera phones are one thing, but if you’re a photographer with a 75-300mm lens on your camera, a tripod, filters, a camera bag, and whatever other gear in your arsenal, you are going to be more of a presence in the street. Taking street photography to that level will require more, let’s say, tact than someone holding an iPhone.

If you’re a photographer with the above mentioned arsenal of gear, and are thinking about getting into street photography, let me give you some tips so you don’t scare away your subjects.
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Street Photography: How-to Photograph Strangers

Street Photography: How-to Photograph Strangers

The grandfather of street photography was Henri Cartier-Bresson. His image here of the young boy carrying bottles of wine under his arms, and looking quite proud in doing so, is one of his most popular. It’s street photography at its finest because it’s spontaneous, fun, and it tells a story. Cartier-Bresson’s photographs of children were some of his best. Perhaps that’s because kids are spontaneous by nature, too.
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Do I need to get permission from the people in my photos?

Do I need to get permission from the people in my photos?

There is something fundamentally weird about being a street photographer. Your job, whether you like it or not, is to stick your nose in other peoples’ business. It goes without saying that you can create a much more candid looking image when people don’t know you’re photographing them. But is this legal? More importantly, is it ethical? Here’s how I approach street photography.
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Tips For Capturing Beautiful And Spooky Urban Landscapes

Tips For Capturing Beautiful And Spooky Urban Landscapes

Our cities are works of art unto themselves. Whether you’re taking pictures in an old dilapidated factory or trying to get a new angle on a popular destination, great urban photography always makes an impression. In fact, some photographers love it so much that they make it the primary focus of their career. Here’s what you need to know create urban images that conjure up emotions of isolation, awe, fear, and vitality. Get ready. It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think.
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How To Capture The Emotion Of Street Photography Without Angering The Masses (Too Much)

How To Capture The Emotion Of Street Photography Without Angering The Masses (Too Much)

The streets are packed full of emotion. From the embrace of two lovers to the excitement of the performers, there’s always something to capture. That said, most people are either too afraid to get great street photos, or they’re too weighed down by their equipment to capture the moment before it’s gone. With the following secrets, you won’t belong to either category. I’ll show you why.
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