NY Street photographer James Maher recently finished a 2nd edition of his popular Essentials of Street Photography eBook. And then was promptly locked down due to the Coronavirus and has been unable to continue with his workshops, tours, events, and portraits business. He is still selling eBooks though, and is currently offering his eBook at 25% off if you want to check it out.
We may not be able to do street photography right now, but it might be a great time to study and strategize for the future. It’s an 180 page eBook covering everything about the genre even down to specific post processing techniques that can bring the best out of street scenes (& includes a bonus eBook of interviews). Deal found here: Essentials of Street Photography at 25% Off
Street photography is a broad subject with many different opinions, styles and techniques involved. Telephoto lenses, wide-angle lenses, manual focusing or auto; some people swear by certain techniques while others disavow them. The goal of this book is to take a well-rounded approach to the study of street photography, focusing on both the equipment settings and technical concepts that are involved in the craft along with the process of editing our work.
What’s New in the 2nd Edition:
- Completely rewritten and edited.
- 40 more pages.
- New Advanced Topics section with 8 additional chapters.
- Over 50% new photographs.
- Fascinating interviews with Alison Mcauley and Charalampos Kydonakis.
- Part 1: concepts of street photography
- Chapter 1: How to Get Over Your Fear of Street Photography
- Chapter 2: The Meaning of Street Photography
- Chapter 3: What Makes a Great Street Photograph?
- Chapter 4: Shooting What You Know
- Chapter 5: Expression, Gesture, and Photographing People
- Chapter 6: Themes and Projects
- Chapter 7: Planning a Shot
- Chapter 8: Candid vs. Posed
- Chapter 9: Capturing Your Surroundings
- Chapter 10: Ethics and Laws
- Part 2: technical issues
- Chapter 11: Gear
- Chapter 12: Camera Settings
- Chapter 13: How to Focus
- Chapter 14: Blur
- Chapter 15: Shooting From the Hip
- Chapter 16: Zoom vs. Prime
- Chapter 17: Perspective and Framing
- Chapter 18: Light
- Chapter 19: Capturing the Moment
- Chapter 20: Looking Inconspicuous
- Chapter 21: Street Photography at Night
- Part 3: editing
- Chapter 22: Organization and How to Pick Your Best Shots
- Chapter 23: Post Processing
- Chapter 24: Color or Black and White
- Chapter 25: Grain and Sharpness
- Chapter 26: Color Correction and Printing
- Chapter 27: Writing About Your Work
- Chapter 28: The Internet
- Part 4: advanced topics
- Chapter 29: Crafting your Photography Project
- Chapter 30: Like a Fine Wine
- Chapter 31: Spontaneous Versus Methodical Shooting
- Chapter 32: Connecting Street Photography with Poetry
- Chapter 33: Sequencing and the Play Between Photographs
- Chapter 34: Suburban Street Photography
- Chapter 35: Avoiding Cliches
- Chapter 36: Street Photography and the Book
- Exercises to help retain concepts
- Websites and Street Photography Resources to Remember
“There are the formal elements that can be used to define the street photograph: the mysterious decisive moment that is shown in context; the use of juxtaposed elements to form a new synthesis that is unusual, although the juxtaposed elements may be ordinary; the desire to let the scene play without disturbing it; and most of all, the desire to experience and communicate the surprise that the photographer feels in the frame, which is pointed at the world of human beings and their creations.”
How to Get it for a Discount Today (With a Bonus):
NY street photographer James Maher is currently on lockdown and is unable to do a lot of his work, but he is offering his popular eBook, Essentials of Street Photography, at 25% off today for those who also want to study at home. Also included as a bonus is Street Photography Conversations. Learn from eight talented street photography veterans in this 130-page book of interviews.
The guides come in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablet computers. It also comes with a 90 day guarantee, if you do not find the book useful just let us know to receive a full refund. So there is nothing to lose in trying it.
Deal found here: The Essentials of Street Photography at 25% Off
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