Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Tenth Challenge “Lines in the Street”

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Welcome to our Tenth StreetWise Challenge  ‘Lines in the Street.’

This is a fun theme for a challenge and a prevailing one in photography!

While we are working, we must be conscious of what we’re doing.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

Many street photographers when they go out taking street photos are looking at how they can create strong compositions with the use of lines.  Others have predominant lines in their photos without intentionally searching them out, but, the inclusion of lines can help make the image a strong one.

Lines are a powerful tool for directing the viewer’s eye and attention to the main subject of a photograph. Compositional lines can be anything, supplying the photographer an infinite variety to choose from. From the vertical lines of a building, fence, or street light, to the horizontal line of the horizon, structure or sidewalk, diagonal lines that cross frames, to the curved lines of a road or walkway. Lastly, there are converging lines, which merge together and sometimes lead off to a vanishing point. There are simply many ways to use lines in street photography that put the focus on a photograph’s most important point of interest, strike balance in the composition, and set an overall tone that conveys what photographer is feeling.

We are very excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for the next ‘Lines on the Street’ showcase.

A recap of rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenge please only post FOUR photographs to our StreetWise Challenge site on the link below, and in your title or descriptions include “Lines on the Street.’

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2811204@N24/pool/

Please post photos for our monthly showcase here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Lee and I look forward to your photos!

All images ©Lee Atwell and ©Ilana Buch-Akoundi

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Mobile Photography StreetWise Eighth Challenge Results ‘People Working on the Street’

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The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany” Rebecca Solnit

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Eighth StreetWise Challenge  ‘People Working in the Street.’ We are thrilled to share it with you!

Thank you so much for participating and sharing your wonderful photographs. Lee and I were delighted by all the beautiful submissions to this fun challenge. It was particularly fascinating for us to see how people work in the streets in neighbourhoods from around the world and our showcase beautifully reflects a global coming together.

As always, Lee and I hope you enjoy the showcase as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

A reminder — we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group intention and guidelines  “We believe that it is important to focus on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying on too much apping. We therefore feel that apping should be kept to a minimum  cropping, tweaking exposure, colour, adding a grain or texture is okay, but we would like to see you steer away from overly app’ed images that are more art oriented or painterly.”

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

A special thank you to Joanne.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Paul Yan (Cresting Wave), Christeau Gremaud, Daniel Vondav, Magda DJM, Connie Gardiner Rosenthal, Dave Weinberg (Cellphonesketchpad1), Marizio Zanetti-Mauzzan, Deena Berton, Manuela (Headattackscrealitys), Robin358, Gergely Hando, Luison, Ile Mont, Paula Betlem, Karen Axelrad, Basak Aytek, Guilia.baita, Melissa David, Kate Zari Roberts, Nick Kenrick, JH McBandy Smartphoneographer, Pier Luigi Dodi, Liliana Schwitter.

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – December 2016

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“I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I’m on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me.” Bill Cunningham

Hello everyone!

Firstly, we’d like to wish you all a wonderful and inspired New Year. It has been an incredible last several months of seeing and sharing your photos here with you all on StreetWise. We hope that you feel supported and appreciated – we are grateful for the talent you share.

Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group during the month of December.  For us it is a joy and a privilege to view everyone’s images of the streets from around the world and through your images we could see the pulse of the holiday times in the photos you shared. Although the holidays are often beautiful times surrounded by friends and family for some, for others, it can be a painful time with feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety and separation.

We hope you will enjoy our December showcase, illustrating the myriads of street scenes and emotions that can be seen and felt during this time.

It is always very difficult for us to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted and we want you to know we appreciate each and every post.

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines  “We believe that it is important to focus on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying on too much apping. We therefore feel that apping should be kept to a minimum  cropping, tweaking exposure, colour, adding a grain or texture is okay, but we would like to see you steer away from overly app’ed images that are more art-oriented or painterly.”

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

A special thank you to Joanne.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Melissa David, Liz Traynor, JH McBandy, Basek Aytek, Luison, Kate Zari, Robert, Rene Valencia, Ocean Morisset, Karen Axelrad, Satoshi, Ger van den Elzen, Joshua Sarinana, Ale Di Gangi, Paula, Betlem, Andrew B. White, Donna Donato, Daniel Vondav, Gergely Hando, Lawrence Bouchard, Connie Gardiner Rosental, Nick Kenrick, Tim Bingham, Isabelle Wolter

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Ninth Challenge – ‘Animals on the Street’

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Hello Everyone! The theme of our next challenge is ‘Animals on the Street.’ “I try to frame in terms of what I want to include. I don’t think about pictures. When I photograph. I see life. That’s all there is … Read more

‘Keep The Focus’ – Meditation Techniques for Street Photographers – Free eBook

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Many of us either try or do use meditation in our daily routines to aid our well being. Bringing brain and body together, in harmony, can help us deal with many things that we face each day. I need to practice it more, I know that many in our mobile photography community are huge advocates of it, not least our dear friend Carolyn Hall Young, who I know has practised it since she was 16 years old and it has helped her cope with so much. So, with that in mind, I was very interested to learn of this new free eBook ‘Keep the Focus’, which is a practical guide to help improve your street photography with three meditation techniques.

This project was initiated by German Street Photographer Thomas Ludwig and he has been practising meditation since 1999 and has been studying Buddhism since 2010 at the Tibetan Centre in Hamburg, Germany under patronage of HH the Dalai Lama. An array of outstanding street photographers have contributed to this project and include Mike Boening, Valerie Jardin, Eric Kim, Marco Larousse, Thomas Leuthard, Rinzi Roco Ruiz, Spyros Papaspyropoulos and Forrest Walker.

This free ebook is available in English and German.

To download the English version, click here

To download the German version, click here.

I would love to receive readers feedback on this new book, it’s extremely interesting to me. Please feedback in the comments below.

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – November 2016

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“Of course it’s all luck.”  Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thank you all so much for inspiring us with your incredible photos – we were quite blown away by the varying depths of creativity in this group!

It makes it very difficult for us to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted.

We hope you will enjoy our November showcase as much as Ilana and I enjoyed putting it together!

A special thank you to Joanne.

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines  “We believe that it is important to focus on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying on too much apping. We therefore feel that apping should be kept to a minimum  cropping, tweaking exposure, colour, adding a grain or texture is ok but we would like to see you steer away from overly app’ed images that are more art-oriented or painterly.”

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including:

Ryan Vaarsi, Julia Nathanson, Paula Betlem, Basak Aytek, Satoshi H, Tim Bingham, Daniel Vondav, Vivi, Magda DJM, Nisha Samararatne, Luison, Tuba, Donna Donato, Gergely Hando, Paula Betlem, Melissa David, Karen Axelrad, Laurence Bouchard, J.H. McBandy Smartphoneographer, Ocean Morisset, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Christophe Gremaud, René Valencia, Albion Harrison-Nash, Paul Yan

 

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Eighth Challenge – ‘People Working in the Street’

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Hello Everyone!

The theme of our next challenge is ‘People Working in the Street’

The question is not what you look at, but what you see” Henry Thoreau.

This is a popular theme and for good reason — people are at work everywhere on the street.

In our daily lives, we see folks in uniforms working for local municipalities on the street, such as policemen and women, traffic officers, school crossing guards, street cleaners to name just a few. Others sell things on the street from clothing and accessories to fruits and veggies, books, or anything at all. People work in ways that can be seen from the street, in a storefront window or a newspaper stand. Nowadays, the food truck or cart is ubiquitous and one can find people at work selling all sorts of delicious things to eat  the ice cream truck is a favorite! Still, others are musicians, singers, or some kind of performers working their magic on the street.

The streets are filled with people who, in one form or another, are doing a job. We thought it would be interesting to capture and incorporate people who work in the street into photographs for this challenge, and the options are wonderful and endless!

We are very excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for this next ‘People working in the Street’ showcase.

A recap of our rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenge please only post FOUR photographs to our Flickr challenge site on the link below, and in your title description include ‘People Working in the Street’.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2811204@N24/pool/

Please posts photos for our monthly showcase here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

We look forward to your photos.

 

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Seventh Challenge Results – ‘Shapes and Geometry in the Street’

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Welcome to our Seventh StreetWise Challenge Showcase – ‘Shapes and Geometry in the Street’. We are thrilled to share it with you.

Thank you so much for participating and sharing your wonderful photographs. Lee and I were thrilled by all the beautiful submissions to this fun challenge. There were so many creative ways in which you incorporated the theme into your photographs that it was quite difficult for us to choose amongst them — we were truly inspired by each and every one. Also, we are growing as a group and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s such a pleasure for Lee and I to see new people added to our already incredible group of artists.

As always, Lee and I hope you enjoy this showcase as much as we enjoyed creating it – and we really do enjoy it!

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this Showcase, including: Donna Donato, Ocean Morisset, Joshua Sarinana, Christine Mignon, Dinalfs, Gina Costa, Tuba, Gillian Brodie, Stefanie L.P., Paula Betlem, Nisha Samararatne, Roger Guetta, Micheldev1, Armineh Hovanesian, Karen Axelrad, Christophe Gremaud, Susan Rennie, Magda DJM, Lilliana Schwitter, Laurence Bouchard, Tim Bingham, Liz Traynor, JH McBandy, Nick Kenrick

We will be posting our new challenge soon, but in the meantime, to be considered for the November Showcase, please continue to post your photographs to:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

[Please visit our Artist Directory and find out how we can add you too!]

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New App on the Streetography

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There’s a pretty cool smart new app on the street, going by the name of Streetography. Now this app helps you to explore new areas by crowd sourcing locations and information. It’s like a Maps for Instagram. By utilising 500px, Streetography essentially puts other photographers images on the map to help you explore.

By viewing images of streets, through other photographers lenses, it helps you, discern where you might want to visit. Interested in street art? See if you can see any images of street art in that vicinity via the app.

This is a new and upcoming app, it aims to branch out with locations portrayed throughout the world. I think this app has promise.

If you want to try it, you can download it for free, here.

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – October 2016

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For me, photography has become a way of attempting to make sense of the strange world that I see around me. I don’t ever expect to achieve that understanding, but the fact that I am trying comforts me.”  Mikhael Subotzky

Thank you all so much for participating and inspiring us with your incredible photos. As always, it was difficult for us to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted – such stunning images in both color and black and white.

Welcome, also, to those newer to our street photography community – it is great to have you join us!

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines  “We believe that it is important to focus on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying on too much aping. We therefore feel that aping should be kept to a minimum  cropping, tweaking exposure, colour, adding a grain or texture is ok but we would like to see you steer away from overly app’ed images that are more art-oriented or painterly.”

We hope you will enjoy this inspiring showcase as much as Ilana and I enjoyed putting it together!

A special thank you to Joanne.

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Tim Bingham, Andrew White, Gergley Hando, Julia Nathanson, Vondav, Paula Betlem, Luison, Donna Donato, Joshua Sariana, Cindy Buske, Liz Traynor, Mohiedeen Alpotti, Magda DJM, Susan Rennie, Nick Kenrick, Laurence Bouchard, Rene Valencia, rorofot, Louise Whiting, Ocean Morisset, JH McBandy, Albion Harrison-Nash, Melissa David, Christophe Gremaud

[Please visit our Artist Directory and find out how we can add you too!]

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