Worldwide Photographer's RightsUPDATED!! SEE EDITION 2: http://fav.me/d5d9tt6Worldwide Photographer's Rights 1In conjunction with my dA friends I have compiled a booklet of advice and information on laws in relation to street photography around the world.I first intended this to be a journal, but it kept growing and will grow further with your help Download here: http://fav.me/d5bkuezIf you have relevant info on countries not listed or have noticed errors, then please leave a short and concise note to me here.Please try to include a link to a reputable webpage for confirmation.This may be added to this booklet in a future edition.I have created a folder where future editions will go http://dougnz.deviantart.com/gallery/38878298Thanks to::iconmarx77: :icontoolbazar: :iconmyraincheck: :iconAfricanObserver: :iconamiejo: :iconAnnieta-Photography::iconarslanalp: :iconEarthHart: :iconAkronadoreR: :iconIkarisou: :icontruerebellion: :iconNunoCanha:Please fave this journal and su
The street photographer as a serial killerThe street photographer a schizophrenic, scientific serial killer?Two things made me think of this connection a documentary which covered the various types of killers: those who kill from afar (by bombs or by shooting with a hunting rifle) the closer kill, such as a pistol shot, and the close up killer who enjoy watching the victims face as he thrusts the knife in.The best street shooters are the latter, they want to smell the perfume and see the facial expression before they shoot.One of the many symptoms of schizophrenia is being captivated by details. Some drugs mimic this, hence the stereotype of the spaced out hippy contemplating a flower.This is also a characteristic of the street photographer. We can be confronted by a mass of hundreds of people on a city street but we notice the small, unusual things those two are about to kiss, that homeless person is wearing an expensive watch, that tattoo mimics the dress pattern.But being able to see these t
Learning to love your declines :)Although I've never had any formal training in photography I've chatted to others who have and also my daughter went to art school for a few years.The students I've talked to told me of teachers who push conceptual art and whose own photography wasn't that great. A case of "those who can do, those who can't teach"?I don't know but none of the students I talked to were particularly impressed with their courses. Still, I suppose it looks good on a CV and is a way of networking.For real world work though, I find dA to be better than a degree course. I've learned more in my 20 months on here than I could ever have learned in a tertiary institute.To follow are some of my observations on why dA is such a great place of learning (yes, I'm having a quiet day at work, which is where my rambling journals originate) DeclinesWhen I first joined dA I used to get quite precious and offended if I ever get a submission declined by a group. "How dare those peasants decline my masterpiece!!
Matt StuartMatt Stuart is a British street photographer - wow, check out his site:http://www.mattstuart.com/
Weird scenes inside the photo labYoung Doug hard at work, using a densitometer I worked in photo labs when I was a young fella in the 80s. Firstly at Kodak then at a more professional lab then 'man about town' for a chain of labs.Kodak was interesting - I worked in Auckland at the main C41 lab (colour negative) for the whole of New Zealand and we processed up to 5,000 rolls of film a day at the peak Xmas period.The film came in via couriers and the cannisters were opened and spliced into rolls of dozens of films. These were then fed into the huge developing tanks and wound their way up and down through the chemicals.Now the utmost stressful time at Kodak was when either the splice failed or the film broke and the whole chain of film going through the tanks stopped. Alarms went off, red lights flashed, it was what we all dreaded! So, in total darkness, we had to very quickly find the break, repair it and start the process again ASAP as all the films in the tank were getting cooked until we started again. If we le
Brian BrakeBrian Brake (19271988) was one of New Zealand's most internationally successful photographers.Brian trained as a portrait photographer in 1945. Three years later he joined the Government filmmaking body the National Film Unit as an assistant cameraman. Brake worked on 17 films at the Unit, mostly as a cameraman, occasionally as a director.He left New Zealand for London in 1954. In 1955 he met Ernst Haas and Henri Cartier-Bresson, members of the photo agency Magnum Photos. This led to his acceptance as a nominee member in the same year, and full membership in 1957. He remained a Magnum photographer until 1967. He worked as freelance photographer in Europe, Africa and Asia until the mid-1960s, when he began working more exclusively for Life magazine.He is best known for his 1957 and 1959 coverage of China (where he was allowed an unusual level of access), his 1955 photographs of Pablo Picasso at a bullfight, and his series "Monsoon" of photographs taken in India during 1960.htt
Similitude Street - VSIMILITUDE ~ NOUNSimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things.( e p i s o d e - 0 5 )iphone proof and disbelieverby - Y4why Untitledby - FotografajoSindikato 30% offby - Vitaloverdose Liverpool 04by - pavboq Two's Company by mangawhio contrastby - eschultz La Vache Qui Rit by - StamatisGR
Love StreetLast of the Red Hot Loversby - DougNZUntitledby - JinngerPH_011714_12by - IgorBekkerCamden Town by - pavboqPassionby - VermontsterLove through the decadesby - impromptusNever Get to Finish a Sandwich Anymoreby - ZiaulKareemStolen Kissby - endegor
Friday night Specials v1.3image by wchildIf you like what you see, this article so it can reach as many deviants as possible.A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Galleryand I think they deserve more attention. Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.Have a nice weekend.
e p i c10 018by - jerryhazardGolden Shadowsby - ShoaybCao Dai Prayersby - JinngerThe Wedding day(Update) Image may have been stolen by - melkejal. The original artist, Mohammadreza Momeni is on 500px. Thanks for the heads up, Jinnger. Burst of Redby - poraschaudharyHoli - Festival of Colorsby - ehabmEnjoyby - vtakacChihuahuaby - tania-patheti
EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON dA ed. FEBRUARYfrom "Queen of Silhouettes" to "The Girl with the Pearl Earring"Hello everybody,this month we are together with wonderful photographer Iryna :iconIFedorovskaya:. In her galleries you will discover the magic of the light and admire how smoothly she handles it.-Tell us a little about yourself.Hello everybody and thank you for all your tremendous support and kindness you gave me here, on deviantart. I was born in Ukraine 40 years ago in family of professional musicians. Everybody, not only my mom and dad, uncles, aunts, cousins, my two stepfathers play or played instruments... Of course, I had no choice but to play piano. But then tradition was broken, I graduated from State Economics University. Worked as accountant for only 2 months (too boring). Then I was a DJ, host of couple shows on local radio station, political journalist. On weekends I
Street DDs November 2013Here is November's DDs selection, enjoy! I'm taking the opportunity to kindly remember you to suggest me DDs:MOVE YOUR BUTTS AND SUGGEST ME DDs, YOU BASTARDS! Ehm... No kidding, suggesting DDs is a great help for me in supporting street and street photographers on this website .Leaving you with a quote from, and a couple of links about, Saul Leiter, great street photographer recently passed away."I never thought of the urban environment as isolating. I leave these speculations to others. It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn’t have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. I realize that the search for beauty is not highly popular these days. Agony, misery and wretchedness, now these are worth perusing.""Some photographers think that by taking photos of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is
STREET RACK : Vol. 1Abrivadoby - 13-septembreThe cowboyby - PatrickMonnierThe Rubber Shooterby - sandas0400273 by - NunoFigueira LifeForms - Travel without movementby - CwitheVoyeurby - saintvinasseobtuseby - lightdrafterShinzo Abe in Singaporeby - Timothy-Sim
EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON deviantART. Ed. APRILSunny greetings from Greece everyone! For this month's feature I chose someone I admire for his talent, his mediterranean temperament and his emotional generosity, Doug Richards :iconDougNZ: - Tell us a little about yourself.- I’m the youngest of 14 children – 7 brothers and 7 sistersI was born and still live in Auckland, New Zealand, though I spent years travelling and living abroad in the UK, Europe, Australia, Philippines and USA.Last year I made a huge career change after decades of selling new houses to working as an Employment Broker helping to get the unemployed back into work – less than half the income for me but ten times the satisfaction.Two kids – a boy and a girl. Two grandkids – a boy and a girl. - How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?- I’m so old that I can remember taking photos of my brother with a Kodak Box Brownie. I
Similitude Street - IIISIMILITUDE ~ NOUNSimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things.( e p i s o d e - 0 3 )Street Photography color 101by - sagi-k 6by - sevron The Meetingby - Nightline I S L A N D Sby - burningmonk Nils Labadie Photographs - 430 - 21 Photo by Nils Labadie - Presented by SUDOR Chicken stallby - Pixelcoma Wagon
Tokyo bluesEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VAre there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.This article was written for us by Lukasz Kazimierz aka :iconburningmonk:Japan is a fascinating country with an unusual mix of the traditional and modern. It's a magical place filled with anime, cosplayers, samurai, sushi, and all the strangest things imaginable. Wrong! Well, not really, but this is just the cliché, outer covering. When newcomers just scratch the surface of this country, this cliché is all they find. But, in reality, Japan is a place like any other: full of human beings who have normal lives with all their little dr
Busted? Make up an excuse!BUSTED! Street Photographers Caught in the ActNo success by PatrickMonnierMake up an excuse for getting caughtInspired by Thomas Leuthard 'The best excuses on the street' (http://floost.com/petapixel-post-humor-the-best-excuses-to-use-when-doing-street-photography-1338087http://500px.com/ThomasLeuthard/stories/5875/blog-13-the-best-excuses-on-the-street) here is my own contribution to the cause:Sarcasm by myraincheck Sometimes people ask you what you are doing and then you need a good answer. Here are
Why Street Photography is not documentaryStreet photography is an eye focused on the ordinary, on the every day life. Its interest is in capturing every day moments and situations that filtered through the sensitivity, vision, personality of the photographer are able to pass emotions and sensations to the viewer.Moments can be of every kind: ironic, sad, melancholic, surreal, beautiful, wry, tender, poetic, destabilizing, iconic, descriptive. They all show aspects of life. Sharing with you an interesting article by Evangelo Costadimas. Why Street Photography is not Documentary Photographyby Evangelo Costadimassource http://www.streetviewphotography.net/b-spvsdp/“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” – Pablo PicassoLook-up ‘Street Photography’ in Wikipedia and the attempt to define it starts with ‘… a form of documentary photography’. But is it really? Both Street Pho
KiwilandEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VIIAre there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.This article was written for us by Doug Richards aka :iconDougNZ: from New Zealand.Chuck Close, an American painter and photographer, said:“I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. You sign onto a process and see where it takes you. You don't have to invent the wheel every day. Today you'll do what you did yesterday and tomorrow you'll do what you did today. Eventually you'll get somewhere. Every great idea I ever had grew out of work itself. If you’re going to wait a around for
Just because you shot it in the street...JUST BECAUSE YOU SHOT IT IN THE STREET IT DOESN'T MAKE IT "STREET PHOTOGRAPHY"Street Photography is a largely misunderstood and misinterpreted photography genre http://myraincheck.deviantart.com/art/Statistics-on-Street-Photography-371453155 .So, let's try to kill the most common misunderstandings:Street photography is not photography of (empty) streets and it is not necessarily a photo taken in a street.Street photography most definitely is not photography of your All Stars shoes in the street, it is not photography of your cat, or of graffiti or 'street art' (that's another genre of photography), it is not photography of your friends or family on trip.Let's see some attempts to define street photography:"The essence of street photography is the impulse to take candid pictures in the stream of everyday life" (from 'Street photography Now')." For the most part, however, the photographers discussed in these pages have tried to work without being noti
Human NatureCarnival 2011by - StilfotoSwimming In The Air take iiiby - oO-Rein-OoMoveby - mahleuThe Shadow by - lintun79Beyond The Sunby - EmotionalityStudios. . . : : B A L A T : : . . .by - jackall2Rainbow Family member 43by - BenoitPaillehocus pocusby - enderefe
Street DDs: October 2013Dear friends and watchers, 6 months have passed since I started my CV term and I would like to hear your feedback: complaints, suggestions, requests, comments, whatever. Enjoy October's Street DDs and remember: if you want to see images featured as DDs, you have to suggest them :iconPen-at-Work::iconNunofigueira::icontruerebellion::iconDouglasHumphries::icone-l-a-n-i::iconchimneysweeper::icondaliscar::iconferg3110::iconvitaloverdose::iconJack070::iconAwstein:Here's to you by Awstein:iconpigarot:
Street DDs December 2013 + News :iconThe-Yard-collective: is hosting monthly street photography challenges. I hope you will take part to them and enjoy yourself. January's theme is 'Reflections'. You can enter as many photos as you wish, old and new ones. New ones are highly encouraged. Images will be automatically approved and uploaded to a favorite folder and every month the most interesting, representative, original ones will be featured and moved to our featured folder. In our hopes the challenges can be a spur to go out and take photos, a way to prove yourself and your skills, and of course share and promote your photos.http://the-yard-collective.deviantart.com/blog/ Please check out :iconeyalbin: new website http://www.eyalbinehaker.comEyal's photos are brilliant, sharp, inspiring and surprising. Show him some support.
Kisses: stolen, given, imaginedThis article is based on this italian article by Michele Smargiassi: http://smargiassi-michele.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/09/04/baci-rubati-regalati-immaginati/"In some way, a photo is like a stolen kiss. In fact a kiss is always stolen, even if the woman is consenting. With a photograph it’s the same: always stolen, and still slightly consenting" (Edouard Boubat). photo by Edouard Boubatphoto by Edourard Boubat"[Photography] can be like a passionate kiss, but also like a gunshot or a psychoanalyst’s couch" (Henri Cartier-Bresson).
The Battle We Didn't ChooseNote - these aren't photos of me or by me but a feature of photos from:http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/Photos copyright Angelo Merendino