New York is a diverse city with gorgeous old architecture and sleek new skyscrapers, iconic landmarks of all types, hidden surprises around every corner, and a diversity of residents and visitors that is unrivaled. The energy, speed, and creativity that occurs on the streets every single day makes it a playground for all types of [...]
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Over the years I’ve screwed more photos than I can count. And recently, when I was thinking about it, there have been a few constants behind many of these screw-ups. They are all easy to fix, but in our fast moving world they are all mistakes that are so easy to make. Here’s a short [...]
Like any project around the house, I thought about doing this almost a year ago and finally put it up in my office last month. It turned out so well that I wanted to share it with you all. This is a 36×48 inch natural corkboard, purchased at the Container Store with silver tacks. It [...]
It’s that time again when we get to burn off those holiday pounds by trudging through the snow to capture those stunning winter shots. I’ve got a few extra ones this year, so you’ll see me out there a bit more than usual. In this article, I want to share with you a few, fairly [...]
This post is written by James Maher – author of The Essentials of Street Photography - an eBook currently onsale at SnapnDeals (25% off). Growing up I obsessed with basketball. I would skip school; I would play in light rain and sometimes snow; I occasionally failed classes and always fell asleep in them. From age 8 until 22, it’s [...]
This post is written by James Maher – author of The Essentials of Street Photography – an eBook currently onsale at SnapnDeals (25% off). You know how some people are just photogenic. No matter what the lighting is or if they are all sweaty from the gym, they are still going to look damn good. [...]
This post is written by James Maher – author of The Essentials of Street Photography – an eBook currently onsale at SnapnDeals (25% off). Hi, my name is James and I’m recovering from a fear of shooting on the streets. I’ve been capturing strangers for a long time and while I’ve become much more confident [...]
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1/320th at F11, ISO 800 (17mm) – Canon 5D Mark II. Capturing strangers candidly, yet tack sharp, is probably the toughest technical skill to learn in street photography. With a genre such as landscape photography, you can find your location, plan your shot, wait patiently for the correct lighting, and make sure that you are [...]
I love to look at travel photography, but man, sometimes it can all just seem mind-numbingly similar. Put a cabin, some rocks, grass, or sand in the foreground, a lake or ocean in the middle ground, and a sunset or mountain in the background, preferably during a slightly cloudy day. Shake. Rinse. Repeat. I do [...]