Mobile Photography – StreetWise – ‘Shooting From The Knees’ Challenge Results

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“Taking an image, freezing the moment, reveals how rich reality truly is…” Ansel Adams Hello everyone! Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group for our 11th Challenge Shooting from the Knees. This wasn’t an easy … Read more

Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – February 2017

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If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph” Bruce Gilden.

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group during the month of February. We are always so inspired to see the quality of photography submitted to our group from around the world and it is an honor to share the showcases with you.

It is always incredibly 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 focusing on the key aspects of street photography composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying too much on Apping or 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)

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

A special thank you to Joanne.

We hope you feel inspired by this showcase and our wonderful group. Until next time, happy shooting, everyone!

Ilana and Lee

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

Dina Alfasi, Nick Kenrick, Barb Nebel, Luison – Lrh, Albion Harrison-Naish, Gergely Hando, Isabelle Wolter, Marc Zetterblom, Alegremartin, Laurence Bouchard, Magda DJM, Isabel Afonso, David DeNagel, Alejandro Cendan Rodriguez, Ilovetodig004, Ger van den Elzen, Andy, Rob Pearson Wright, Julia Nathanson, Daniel Vondav, Maurizio Zanetti, Donna Donato, Karen Axelrad, Dixon Hamby, Paula Betlem, Tim Bingham, Michael Dev, Stefanie LP.

(music this time is ‘Endian’ by Ludwig Amadeus)

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – New! Eleventh Challenge – ‘Shooting from the Knees’

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We do not take pictures, we are taken by pictures”  Ernst Haas

Forget ‘shooting from the hip’, the theme of our next challenge is ‘shooting from the knees’.

Sometimes, as street photographers, we may find ourselves feeling a little stagnant and we may desire to travel away from our usual environment (a new town or city) to find fresh inspiration. However, when that is not possible, changing our perspective can offer a refreshing change.

For this next challenge, we invite you to get low – squat, kneel, lye of the earth, put your mobile phone on the ground – but, have your camera lower than your knees (or thereabouts) and shoot from that level, or, turn your camera upwards and shoot ‘up.’

We hope you enjoy this theme and look forward to seeing your results!

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 or description include ‘Shooting from the Knees’

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

Please posts photos for our monthly showcase here:

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

All images ©Lee Atwell and ©Ilana Akoundi

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Tenth Challenge – ‘Lines in the Street’

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Line is a rich metaphor for the artists…” Lance Epslund

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Tenth StreetWise Challenge Showcase  ‘Lines 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. Lines denote so many things in photography, boundary, edge, or contour — it is the agent for energy and movement and it was wonderful to see the many ways in which people incorporated lines in their photographs

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

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines focusing on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying too much on apping. or 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 monthly 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: Pier Luigi Dodi, Alegremartin, Susan Rennie, Laurance Bouchard, Donna Donato, Ile Mont, Ocean Morisset, Liliana Schwitter, Yuri Rasin, Karen Axelrad, Adelino Marques, Nicholas.luke, Isabelle Wolter, Giulia Baita, basakaytek, Alejandro Cendan Rodriguez, Connie Gardiner Rosenthal, Dina Alfasi, Paula Betlem, Micheldev1, Julia Nathanson, Tuba, Luison, Vondav, Rob Pearson-Wright, Marc Zetterblom, Cara Gallardo Weil, Dave Weinberg,Nick Kenrick, Alegremartin, Satoshi, and J.H. McBandy-Smartphoneographer

Music in this showcase is entitled ‘A Time for Dreams (instrumental) by Angels of Venice

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – January 2017

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”The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street” Robert Doisneau

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group during the month of January. We were very moved to see all of your street captures from around the world and we hope you will enjoy this month’s showcase.

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 focusing on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying too much on apping. or 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.

We hope you feel inspired by this showcase and our wonderful group. Until next time, happy shooting, everyone!

Ilana and Lee

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Myrna, Julia Nathanson, Paul Yan, Cindy Buske, Jo Sullivan, Basek Aytek, Satoshi, Paula Betlem, Andrew B. White, Isabelle Wolter, Robi Gallardo, Alejandro Cendran Rodriguez, Dinalfs, Kathy Clay, Micheldev1, Tim Bingham, Kathy Clay, Maurizio Zanetti, Luison, Marc Zetterblom, Christine Mignon, Nick Kenrick, Dixon Hamby, Laurence Bouchard, Vondav, Adeline Marques, Gergely Hando.

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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

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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