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February 2021

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People Power

More often than not, landscape photographs are devoid of people, presenting an image of the outdoors as an untouched wilderness. While such landscapes do exist, the majority of the locations we visit are actually quite busy. So we often wait for long periods for people to leave the view, or alternatively we clone them out of the shot in post-processing....

Going Underground

With around 150 Metro systems around the world there is plenty of opportunity to shoot an interesting street photography assignment in stations, ticket halls and platforms, and on the trains too....

Shoot a Sunset

Who can resist a sunset? It's the day's grand finale, and with the right conditions the rich colours and dramatic lighting combine to create potentially stunning images. Shooting a sunset might sound like a simple assignment. However, there's more to it then simply being in the right place at the right time....

The Decisive Moment

Henri Cartier-Bresson's book, 'The Decisive Moment', is said to have changed photography forever and that phrase has become part of street photography lore. The phrase 'the decisive moment' refers to that very brief moment when all the elements come together to make the perfect frame; you're in the right place at the right time and manage to fire the shutter at just the right moment. It can be exhilarating and many would say this is the purest form of street photography....

Rise and Shine

The most photogenic light typically occurs at daybreak and sunset, the so-called 'golden hours'. Therefore, if you want to capture quality landscapes that ooze with mood, set your alarm early. During spring and summer, this can require getting up painfully early. However, you will typically find locations are quiet - for example, sandy beaches will be free of footprints and no-one will get in the way of your shots....

Pick a Colour

Using the relationship between similar colours as a visual anchors a useful technique to engage with the viewer and to keep them looking at an image for longer. This is a really simple assignment, designed to make you think about the colours you see and to develop your powers of observation....

Keep It Simple

Excluding distractions and keeping compositions as simple and straightforward as possible is always good practice in photography - it is easier to create order and a sense of structure with only the bare essentials in the frame....

After Dark

Some of your best street photography can be done during the hours of darkness and you should aim to complete at least one night shooting assignment....