Posts Tagged ‘links’

How Eric Kim Shoots Street Photos

Street photographer Eric Kim has posted the following video showing his point of view when he hits the streets with his camera.

It’s an interesting glimpse at how he works: spot a subject, walk confidently and purposefully toward desired vantage point, snap, move along (brief small talk optional). It’s fast and generally not too intrusive and the results are not too bad. See the photos on Eric’s blog.

I’ve rarely used this kind of approach myself – I prefer to ask permission and that has its good and bad sides. On the one hand, well, you’ve asked permission. People appreciate that and some people are decidedly unwilling to allow photos – asking permission avoids trouble. Another big bonus is that you often get a chance to get to know someone you would have normally just passed by. That can lead additional photo ops or even better, friendships.

On the bad side, you’ll often miss shots and the shots you do get after asking for permission can sometimes look posed and stilted.

Either way, I suppose it’s good to be able to work both ways: slowly cozy up to a subject until you can call each other pals or try Eric’s way and be a stealthy photo ninja that has left the scene before they even know a picture was taken.

Mitch Dobrowner’s Storm Photography

Just found this interview with Mitch Dobrowner at F-Stop Magazine. Mitch is a fine-art storm photographer and in this interview he discusses how he got into the field, his process, and how he has made a name for himself. It’s a good little read, but if you want a quick photo fix, skim through the little slideshow of his images for some stunning work.

And if that’s not enough for you, check out his portfolio for plenty more ominous clouds filled with darkness, evil, and tortured souls. Or maybe just darkness.

Quick Links for April 1st, 2009

No I don’t have any April Fool’s Day pranks to play on you, just a few bits of what the internet has to offer:

  • Dark Roasted Blend has a series of shots by photographer Thomas Birke who has spent some time in Tokyo capturing visions of the city that inspired Blade Runner.
  • You can always count on National Geographic for some lovely images. This gallery showcases the natural wonders in Svalbard, Norway.
  • To continue on the winter wonderland theme, The F Stop has an article featuring Simon Harsent’s gorgeous photos of icebergs.
  • The Big Picture has effectively used fading images to show the lights going out around the world in Earth Hour 2009.

Travel Photography Links – Feb 17, 2009

Time for some virtual travels to different corners of the world.

  • First up is this series from the Big Picture with some good photos from Tibet’s Great Prayer Festival.
  • The Luminous Landscape has field test of the Canon 5d MkII in Antarctica and the results(particularly with respect to its video capabilities) are mixed.
  • Black Star Rising has a couple potentially-useful tips on photographic wildlife from your car.
  • Matt Brandon has put up this slideshow of images from Thaipusam in Penang. It makes me want to go back and see this fantastic Hindu festival again. I was at the Batu caves near Kuala Lumpur a few years ago to witness this festival and it was an incredible event. Go here for my photos of Thaipusam.

Photo Blogs and Lots of ‘Em

Another post for bored photographers…

The Magnum Photo blog has posted dozens of photo blogs that will probably take you a good couple of days to explore. All this reminds me that I should update my links page, but I’m not sure I can keep up with the fine collection Magnum has amassed here.

Monday Photo Links

Welcome to another week. Hopefully a few morning links may help you ease into work. You wouldn’t want to jump right into it, you might pull a muscle or something…

  • For US readers with public TV access, keep your eyes open for Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, a 13-episode series that follows Wolfe as he and his camera do some globetrotting in Patagonia, Peru, Bolivia, Alaska, Ethiopia, Madagascar, India and South Georgia Island.

Wildlife and Plant Photography Blog

Talking pictures is a blog by science graduate student Natasha Mhatre. Her work in Bangalore, India puts her in contact with some exotic creatures and creepy crawlies and, recently, she has written a series of posts detailing some of the techniques she uses to get her shots. Check out her “Wildlife Photo Secrets” series to brush up on a few techniques.

Photography Links for June 27th, 2006

Creativebits has a brief look at PhotoShop 1.0 that will undoubtedly spawn some sighs of relief that the product has come so far from its early days. Though, one screenshot does reveal that even in 1990, PhotoShop had support for 32-bit colour!

If you’re a Mac user and Software update hasn’t told you so yet, OS X version 10.4.7 is available.

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of iView media whose Media Pro software is an invaluable tool for photographers seeking to organize large collections of images. The iView line will continue develop under Microsoft and will likely serve as part of a larger Microsoft foray into digital imaging.

Lastly, DIY Photography, in this article, shares some musings on the art of photography.