35mm vs 50mm Prime Lenses: What Makes Them Different? (Canon Edition)

Can two prime lenses so close in focal length really be so different, and why should you choose one over the other? This is a question that has been asked many times before. Here we will take a quick look at the differences between the two and what they are both good for.

Heres How You Get Flash in Your Street Photography

The next time you head to the streets for your usual photo walks, you might want to take things up a notch and get "Flash" in your shots. You don't need to be super fast, but you might need to brush up on your panning techniques first if you've been rusty!

Is This The End of In-PUBLiC? Questioning What Street Photography Really Is

iN-PUBLiC has been a long-standingand respected collective in Street Photography. For the best part of 18 years, it has featured some of the most applauded and successfulstreet photographers. But could one simple photograph be about to bring what has been a strong source of education for so many to its bitter end?

Could This 35mm F2.7 Be the Ultimate Pancake Lens for Street Photography?

Pancake lenses are revered primarily for the superb optics they provide in such a small package. If you're both a street photographer and a pancake lens fan still looking for one to pair your camera with, here's a Kickstarter project that could just pique your interest: possibly the smallest pancake lens in the world!

The Most Basic Thing You Need To Know About Street Photography

It was renowned street photographer Garry Winogrand who once said, Anything and all things are photographable. However, in todays society where almost everyone has a cell phone, and just about every cell phone has a camera built in, many people are increasingly concerned about their personal privacy.

Elsa Bledas Chinatown Glows an Eerie Neon at Midnight

All images by Elsa Bleda. Used with Creative Commons permission. Cities bathed in neon glow is certainly one of our favorite approaches to street photography and the neon trend itself, and we’re sure we share this with a lot of our readers.

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: A Critical Look at Street Photography

Knowing the back roads, the old towns and the highly populated areas like the back of your hand all contributes to potentially obtaining themaximumartistic quality in your images. Of course it takes time to develop such awareness, something that can only come from an insane amount of walk time.

Andreas Kamoutsis Explores Alternate Visions Inspired by Self-Discovery

My primary photographic goal is to capture strong visual elements, such as mystery, feelings, harmony, and simplicity. This unique art also exists as an artistic expression of myself, a great field of continuous self-discovery, a path for personal creative fulfillment through the ever-changing vision of this world

This Quirky Photo Book is a Deep Dive Into the Unknown Side of Los Angeles

Attention, photo book lovers and self-publishers! We've spotted another interesting project you might want to support on Kickstarter. LA DRIVE-BY, a photo book by Hamburg-based Michael Lange, promises to take us deep into the dark and obscure side of Los Angeles through a series of photos shot from a car during his titular drives.

Luc Kordas: Finding the Daydreamers Among Us in NYC

For years, New York City has been a mecca for street photographers looking to capture unique moments occurring all around us. Unless you happen to be in New York City during a hurricane or a massive snow storm, chances are, you'll be surrounded by locals and tourists alike going about their lives, moving from one destination to the next.

The Slower Lens on the Sony RX100 VI May Turn Bokeh Lovers Off

With the new announcement of the Sony RX100 VI camera, there comes with it a number of great technologies but also a number of tradeoffs. Before I go on, I should state that I've spent a few minutes with the new camera and that I get to play with it more later on. But right off the bat, I've got a number of theories.

Op Ed: Working with a 28mm Lens as a 35mm Fanatic

It was the Sony 28mm f2 FE lens that first seriously introduced me to 28mm lenses, but it was the Nikon 28mm f1. 4 that made me really fall in love with them and the Leica 28mm f1. 4 that solidified that even further.

Review: Masters of Photography: Joel Meyerowitz

Thats what I said to myself 20 minutes into his new MasterClass offered by Masters Of. Photography. We rarely get to learn from the true legends of photography. And maybe thats a good thing, because the best photographers arent always good teachers.

Does Our Street Photography Have Meaning?

I have been practising Street Photography for some time now. As the years have gone by I have been happy with the progress that I have made, both aesthetically and in obtaining knowledge. A few days ago I was reviewing my portfolio, trying to understand exactly what direction I want to go with my body of work.

Can We Guess Which is Better? Leica M10 vs Leica M6

Ever been curious if it's worth "upgrading" from a Leica M6 to an M10? In a recent trip to New York City, George Muncey of Negative Feedback swapped his M6 with New Yorker Joe Greer's M10 for a day to see how the experience and the results would stack up.

Skander Khlif Showcases the Beauty of Munichs Everyday Scenes

In previous features, we've seen Munich-based street and documentary photographer Skander Khlif reveal the beauty of his hometown through his unique perspectives. For example, there's his black and white series of river surfers riding the waves of The Eisbach.

Sam Parkes Shows the Poetic Side to Cubas Everyday Scenes

My name is Sam Parkes and I would describe my photography as poetic storytelling. By that I do notmean fiction or in any way set up, I dont add things in the edit ortake away. I try to create an individual photograph that tells acoherent and compelling story.

The Best Compact Cameras For Street Photography

Street photography is a popular hobby for photographers in dense urban areas. One can simply pick up their camera, and go for a walk for a seemingly endless supply of people and moments and interactions to capture.

How to Escape Your Bubble in Street Photography

An old tutor once told me Street Photography is not about just one good element in the frame. It is about bringing several elements together, and creating stories that are not necessarily obvious to the everyday eye.

50mm or 35mm Lenses: Which Should You Choose

This may sound like a crazy title, but in all honesty, it really isn't. The easy answer is whatever is best for you. But that's not deep enough of an answer for whether you need a 35mm or a 50mm lens.

What It Means To Be Crazy In Love, Captured By 15 Street Photographers Of NYC

Love is a beautiful thing. And yes, this is probably one of the most obvious sentences of all. But it might sometimes seem that showing affection or passion has become not that common these days in the world where everyone is attached to the technology so much, and the pace of life has reached some new heights.

Set It and Forget It, A Case For Shooting In Program Mode

If there are two things that are hammered into every photographer who pays attention to the educational circuit these days it is that they need to shoot in RAW and they need to shoot in manual mode. Any camera controlled auto mode is considered amateur or inferior, and while older cameras werent the best with metering (which leads to inaccurate auto mode settings), modern cameras are pretty darn good at it and can usually get you right around an ideal exposure or at least close enough that you can adjust to post.

Set It and Forget It: A Case for Shooting in Program Mode

If there are two things that are hammered into every photographer who pays attention to the educational circuit these days it is that they need to shoot in RAW and they need to shoot in manual mode. Any camera controlled auto mode is considered amateur or inferior, and while older cameras werent the best with metering (which leads to inaccurate auto mode settings), modern cameras are pretty darn good at it and can usually get you right around an ideal exposure or at least close enough that you can adjust to post.

5 Low Profile, Compact Lenses for Street Photography

Street photography is a favorite past time for many photographers looking to unwind after a long day of dealing with life. People watching is a fun way to pass time for many people, and if you think about it street photography is basically just people watching with a camera.

Mark Broyers After Hours Game Remains Strong in the Latest Installment

Towards the end of 2017, Hamburg-based art director, designer, and photographer Mark Broyer shared the latest snaps for his ongoing After Hours project. If you haven't been following this series, I suggest to start now, especially if you're into outstanding night photography.

Ive Followed A Very First Cuban Trans And Drag Stars From Day To Night

Hello there! I'm Independent Photographer David Tesinsky from Prague and I've photographed a day in life of the first Cuban trans star and drag queens. Before Night Falls – story of the Cuban transformers: Pabo is a boy who sells the fruits in a poor suburb of Havana in a daytime and turns to a charming dancing lady and a queen of the stage at night. Natasha and Alina, identify as gay men.

Miguel Valencias Street Photography Takes on the Gritty Side of San Diego

My name is Miguel Valencia and I am documentary/street photographer with an obsession for capturing the epidemics in gangs, drugs, prostitution, and the homeless within the margins of South and South East San Diego, where these lifestyles influence dread and consume many communities here.

Darran Rees Shows a Dreamy Side of New York City Shrouded in Fog

A vibrant metropolis famous for its many faces, moods, and scenes, New York City is certainly one of the most photographed spots across the globe. In his set titled The HighLine NYC, London-based Darran Rees showcases the dreamy beauty of The Big Apple as it was shrouded in fog during his stay a few years back.

Vintage Camera Review: Olympus XA2

The Olympus XA2 probably isn't as famous at its predecessor, but it is quite a beautiful and simple camera to use otherwise. I got mine from Brooklyn Film Camera, and in some ways I like to think about it as Olympus' version of the Lomography LCA camera.

Street Photography: The Ease and Difficulty of the Art Form

I am a Los Angeles based Street and Documentary photographer. I have been making images for over 22 years. I use a Sony a7ii, Ricoh GR and Fujifilm X100F. My aim is to capture emotion in fleeting moments, so as to connect with the subject I am shooting and thus provide the viewers of my images with that connection as well.

On How Photography Taught Me to Cherish Moments

I'm an amateur photo-hobbyist living in Tokyo, Japan. I picked up photography around 3 years ago, thinking I could jump into a new realm of world that I've never understood before. Prior to picking up a camera, I was a normal college undergrad who puts studying first before most of my hobbies; however, photography taught me that I should cherish the people and the moments around me and try to remember them especially as a foreigner living in a wonderful place like Japan.

Damien Echols Photo Book Started His Healing Process from PTSD

Photography is, without a doubt, a form of therapy and self-expression for many creatives. We take photographs to document our own ideas, visions, dreams, perspectives, and journeys. For New York City photographer artist and bestselling author Damien Echols, photography became another spiritual component in his journey to healing from extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I Got Lost In The Beauty Of Milan At Night

My name is Davide Sasso and I'm a photographer. Italy is really beautiful, last year I had the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places: Venice, Florence, Rome and many other incredible places, full of art, history, and beauty.

While I Was In Paris, I Took Some Pic With My Smartphone

i'm Mounir Belmokhtar 19 yo from Algeria , i was in Paris and i took some shoots with my Iphone 5syou may know that i love photography , a smartphone or DLSR it doesn't matter as long as you try to see the beauty in everything and shoot what you see and share with your version of the vision you can chek my other post i'll alway say it ,,don't make excuses .

Photographer Captures Russia Like You Never See On The Postcards

Photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent years and years discovering and documenting infinite layers of St. Petersburg. His wide collection - not only beautiful, but also grotesque - invites outsiders to step inside the raw and unpredictable streets and experience them without a filter, common for polished postcards or travel documentaries.

We/You All Suck at Street Photography; and Thats Okay

Street Photography isn't simple and instead is something that requires a number of incredible parallel factors to all line up accordingly--and when cameras start to do nothing else but constantly log life at a higher resolution, it will require human elements beyond algorithms scrubbing for "Good images" to actually have someone call themselves an artist.

10+ Images From The Time Fog Made My City Look Like A Blade Runner Movie Set

I'm a huge Blade Runner fan. It has inspired my style of photography in an endless number of ways, from the color-grading to the themes it represents. So when the heavy fog came rolling into Songdo of Incheon, South Korea, I was snapping away until the early hours - ensuring all these moments were not lost in time, like tears in rain.

Photography News Roundup, September 29

In the headlines this week: critiquing the Polaroid comeback, street photography, the only light youll ever need and more. The post Photography News Roundup, September 29 appeared first on 500px ISO.

Weekly Photography News Roundup, June 9th

The best of Dazed's photography in Belfast, a review of the Alien Skin Exposure X2, recreating nightmares through photography, an artist life in Cuba... The post Weekly Photography News Roundup, June 9th appeared first on 500px ISO.

2017s Best Street Photography, So Far

Take inspiration from the best street photography we've seen this year, so far.

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6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Here are six tips for photographing puddles to create epic photos, whether you're shooting with a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or your smartphone. The post 6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic appeared first on 500px ISO.