Preserving the Photographer’s Rights to the Streets

Protecting Photographer's Rights I have noticed a disturbing trend in recent years of street photographers being harassed and even vilified, by individuals on the internet, in the media, by various police forces and governments around the world. I personally have been harassed, by the police, security guards, and even by just regular people on the street who thought I was photographing them just because my camera was pointed in their general direction. People have become more paranoid and aware of their surroundings in recent times, plus there have been many changes in society…Read more …

Anticipating The Decisive Moment

The Decisive Moment Henri Cartier-Bresson will always be remembered for his iconic black and white street photographs, but he will also be remembered for a famous phrase that is known by almost every serious photographer, " The Decisive Moment " . The term comes from his 1952 book Images à la sauvette, the English edition was titled, The Decisive Moment. "Photography is not like painting," he told The Washington Post in 1957. "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression…Read more …

Breaking the “You Must Use a Tripod” Rule.

Benefits of hand-held photography and reasons for not using a tripod. How to hand-hold a camera correctly. You don't always need to use a tripod. Yeah I said it, and it is true. You most likely have read in photography blogs, magazines, books, and perhaps been told by other photographers that you must use a tripod , you must own a good tripod, your pictures will suffer because of the lack of a tripod. Bollocks. This is simply not the case, nor true. Now I am not saying that you should never use…Read more …