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

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Hello Everyone!

The theme of our next challenge is ‘Shapes and Geometry in The Street’

Deadline: October 31, 2016

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place” Elliot Erwitt

Shapes and Geometry are popular themes in any genre of photography, and street photography is no different. There are so many wonderful ways to incorporate both elements into your street shots. From the passing of a square or rectangular window, a circular cutout on a construction site wall, large triangular marble slabs on the side of a building  there are numerous architectural details of multitude shapes, the repeated pattern of a floor or walkway, and even to lights and shadows that form dramatic shapes and geometry. Shapes and geometry are all around us in our environment and create balance and structure as well as add interesting graphic detail to the composition of a photograph. Sometimes, even how we frame a photo creates a geometric pattern or shape. The options are literally endless!  

We are excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for this next ‘Shapes and Geometry’ showcase.

A recap of our rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenge please post only FOUR photos to our Flickr challenge site and in your title description include ‘StreetWise Shapes and Geometry’.

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

Please post 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 Showcase – September 2016

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“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

It is incredibly inspiring to view all of the photos submitted to our StreetWise Flickr group from around the world – from stunning night scenes, to dramatic black and whites, to captures filled with color, to photos that touch the heart. Thank you so much for participating and inspiring us with your images. Welcome, also, to those newer to our street photography community – it is great to have you join us!

As always, it was difficult for us to choose only a relatively few images from all those that were submitted.

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:

Laurence Bouchard, Paul Yan, Magda djm, Richardas Jarmalavicius, Cara Gallardo Weil, Donna Donato, Miller, Micheldev1, Ocean Morisset, Christine Mignon, Joshua Sarinana, Julia Nathanson, Paula Betlem, Luison, JH McBandy, Nick Kenrick, Ger van den Elzen, Karen Axelrad, Andy, Susan Rennie, Gergely Hando, Isabel Afonso

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Mobile Photography StreetWise Sixth Challenge ‘Reflection in the Street’

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Hello Everyone!

We are in the process of curating our September Showcase and wanted to thank you for submitting such wonderful images  we look forward to sharing it with you soon!

The theme of our next challenge is “Reflection in the Street’

Deadline: September 31, 2016

“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for all eternity that will never cease looking back at you.” — Bridget Bardot.

While walking in the streets there are reflections everywhere, in windows, mirrors, on rainy days, in puddles, on metallic and shiny surfaces, that capture our attention — sometimes we even see our own reflection when capturing a photo. This challenge is to find those reflections and figure out how to capture them that makes for a great photo.

We are excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for this next ‘Reflection” showcase.

A recap for the rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenges please post up to FOUR photos to our Flickr Challenge Site and in your title or description include ‘StreetWise  Reflection’.

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

Please post photos for our monthly showcase here:

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

We look forward to seeing your photos.

 

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