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Minimalism in Street Photography

in APF award/Best of street photography/photography/Street Photography by
© Ricardo Leung‎

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a week long contest on the theme “Minimalism”. Members were asked to post Street photographs keeping the theme in mind.

Theme was open to interpretation to let members come up with their own definitions and views. 3,872 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 29 top photographs.

Stay tuned, the winner will be announced on 25th July, 2016.

© Achim Katzberg‎
© Achim Katzberg‎
© Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili‎
© Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili‎
© Jagadeesh Posni‎
© Jagadeesh Posni‎
© Mizan Rahman‎
© Mizan Rahman‎
© Eric Kogan‎
© Eric Kogan‎
© Alex Liverani‎
© Alex Liverani‎
© Swapnil Jedhe‎
© Swapnil Jedhe‎
© Arth Figueroa Jumagdao‎
© Arth Figueroa Jumagdao‎
© Rudy Boyer‎
© Rudy Boyer‎
© Ricardo Leung‎
© Ricardo Leung‎
© Frankie Casillo‎
© Frankie Casillo‎
© Mirko Fambrini‎
© Mirko Fambrini‎
© Kob Obob‎
© Kob Obob‎
© Stefano Lista‎
© Stefano Lista‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Gaurav Khedekar‎
© Gaurav Khedekar‎
© Forrest Walker
© Forrest Walker
© Achim Katzberg‎
© Achim Katzberg‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Jad Jadsada‎
© Ashok Verma‎
© Ashok Verma‎
© Michele Liberti‎
© Michele Liberti‎
© Swapnil Jedhe‎
© Swapnil Jedhe‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Faisal Bin Rahman Shuvo‎
© Faisal Bin Rahman Shuvo‎
© Nilesh Mazumdar‎
© Nilesh Mazumdar‎
© Swapnil Jedhe‎
© Swapnil Jedhe‎
© Sreeranj Sreedhar‎
© Sreeranj Sreedhar‎

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APF Visual Story telling workshop, Singapore 26th-28th Aug

in APF workshop/photography/Street Photography by
Singapore street photography workshop

APF is organising a 3 day intensive workshop which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos on the streets of Singapore. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. Our workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.

The workshop is being held by Vineet and Rohit Vohra, Fujifilm X photographers.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra
Vineet & Rohit would also guide you through their signature – Gestalt Vision, widely applied in their images, which basically involves an attempt to organize visual elements into groups or unified whole by applying principles of composition.

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about street photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision and more.

Members will walk with the mentors on the streets of Singapore. We will walk through China town, Little India and the group will have a chance to turn their freshly acquired theoretical knowledge into practice, with theme in hand to create and execute through the walk. The mentors will accompany students while shooting, observe them at work and give instant feedback and suggestions when required. Students will also have a chance to observe the mentors at work, learn their tricks and techniques. Students will not only hunt for decisive moments like Henri Cartier-Bresson but also get close to people and photograph them. Mentors will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques. Mentors will also talk about the art of story telling. How to write stories and photo essays, followed by a lecture on importance of shooting personal projects and how it benefits in a long run.

This workshop is limited to 15-18 participants,

During this intensive 3-day workshop we will focus on the following topics:

–       Street photography

–       The light and how to handle it

–       Composition – from simple to multi-layered

–       Telling a story with your photographs

–       Working on projects

–       Developing personal style

© Vineet Vohra
© Vineet Vohra

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

apf singapore workshop
© Rohit Vohra

WORKSHOP FEE

 $  250

REGISTRATION

To sign up for the workshop please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com or you can pay directly here

After registering we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop you must send the full deposit.

Charges are for the workshop only. The participants are responsible for travel, visa, accommodation and local transport costs. Staying in Singapore is fairly reasonable and starts from under Rs 1000 ($20) a night. If you want any assistance regarding your accommodation in Singapore, you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

To find out more about APF workshops, you can visit
http://www.artphotofeature.com/apf-magazine-street-photography-workshop-bangkok-6th-8th-june-2014/

© Vineet Vohra
© Vineet Vohra

VENUE :

TBC

About the Mentors

Vineet Vohra

Born in Delhi/India, Vineet did masters in fine arts from the prestigious college of arts. He is a self-taught photographer and street photography is a passion that he follows like a discipline.

Vineet started shooting as a wild life photographer for two years and then switched on to street in 2001, it instantly became his passion.Vineet considers street photography a journey that he travels everyday. He believes in learning and unlearning and thrives to improve with each shot. Life in general which is so unexpected, he tries to be as honest through his lens as he can. His main focus is on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary.

Currently Vineet presents workshops globally and has judged MSPF ( Miami street photography festival ), currently judging San Fransisco street photography festival and conducting a seminar and a workshop in SF. His works and stories have been published on various prestigious magazines all over the world including National Geographic. He is part of the famous collective www.streetcollective.com which comprises of only 8 members from the world and a part of APF collective which has 20 members.

In 2015 he was placed 5th in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2015/04/08/20-most-influential-street-photographers-2015/

In 2016 has is placed 3rd in the top most influential street photographers.

http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2016/05/27/the-20-most-influential-street-photographers-for-2016/

His portfolio : http://www.vineettvohra.com/

He is an Official Fuji X Photographer

Other publishes :

Leica Blog : http://blog.leica-camera.com/2016/05/13/otherwise-quaint-town/
http://121clicks.com/tutorials/getting-layers-right-street-photography-vineet-vohra
http://www.thestreetcollective.com/vineet-vohra
http://m.yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/240352/#/photos/
http://121clicks.com/photo-stories/terminal-street-photography-essay-by-vineet-vohra

Rohit Vohra

Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his BFA from College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 12 years.

He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers, He is a member of APF Collective. His works have appeared in numerous Newspapers/ Magazines all over the world.

Among other commercial work, which includes product and fashion, he personally likes street photography because of the uncertainty, the challenge, the joy of capturing that perfect moment, perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place.
For him street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. He says, “It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like.”
His portfolio

http://www.rohitvohra.com/

He is an Official Fuji X photographer.

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/rohit_apf/

In 2015 he was placed in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2015/04/08/20-most-influential-street-photographers-2015/

Some of his interviews
http://121clicks.com/showcases/rohit-vohra-a-passionate-street-photographer-from-delhi-india
An Interview with Eric Kim
http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/11/20/reading-the-visual-layers-of-new-delhi-rohit-vohra/

Latest Articles (March-April 2016) for Huffingtonpost

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/a-window-into-hong-kong_b_9667366.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/grandiose-of-calcutta_b_9475426.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/lathmaar-holi-behind-the-_b_9529950.html

At Bored Panda

http://www.boredpanda.com/120-hours-in-hong-kong-photographer-comes-back-with-this/

He is on the judging panel of some of the top Photography awards in the world. Including IPA, MIFA, Photogravphy Grant etc.

http://www.photoawards.com/rohit-vohra/
http://grant.photogrvphy.com/page/jury
http://www.urban.dotart.it/jury.html
http://streetfoto.org/contest-judges/
http://www.moscowfotoawards.com/jury.html

25 Top street photographs from April and May

in Best of street photography/photography/Street Photography by
© Marek Lapis‎

Every once in a while, at the end of the day, when you are most exhausted and feel like giving up, a dash of light, an unexpected gesture, a riot of color or something plain ironic, suddenly reveals itself and if you are attentive enough you press the shutter just in time to catch that beautiful arrangement that happens just for you.

“Street Photography”

Here we present the top 25 photographs posted in the APF group in the month of April and May 2016. Sit back and enjoy.

© Orna Naor‎
© Orna Naor‎
© Eric Kogan‎
© Eric Kogan‎
© Pierre Belhassen‎
© Pierre Belhassen‎
© Gurunathan Ramakrishnan‎
© Gurunathan Ramakrishnan‎
© Orna Naor‎
© Orna Naor‎
© Sarasij Dasgupta‎
© Sarasij Dasgupta‎
© Veronica Gera‎
© Veronica Gera‎
© Shuvro Bappy‎
© Shuvro Bappy‎
© Corneliu Sarion‎
© Corneliu Sarion‎
© Antonio E. Ojeda‎
© Antonio E. Ojeda‎
© Refat Siddique‎
© Refat Siddique‎
© Ayanava Sil‎
© Ayanava Sil‎
© Marek Lapis‎
© Marek Lapis‎
© Antonio E. Ojeda‎
© Antonio E. Ojeda‎
© Michele Liberti‎
© Michele Liberti‎
© Ilan Burla
© Ilan Burla
© Boris de Flash
© Boris de Flash
© Drew Hopper
© Drew Hopper
© Skander Khlif
© Skander Khlif
© Ilan Ben Yehuda
© Ilan Ben Yehuda
© Ariel Pascua
© Ariel Pascua
© David Mar Quinto
© David Mar Quinto
© Giorgio Scalici
© Giorgio Scalici
© Skyid J. Wang
© Skyid J. Wang
© Muhammad Imam Hasan
© Muhammad Imam Hasan

Like the selection, do leave us a note. If you have any of your works you would like to share with us, join the group Here and enjoy the ride.

APF Bangkok 4.0 workshop, 27th – 29th May

in APF workshop/Street Photography by
Bangkok workshop

APF is organising a 3 day intensive workshop which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos on the streets of Bangkok. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. Our workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.

Vineet, Rohit and Rammy would also guide you through their signature – Gestalt Vision, widely applied in their images, which basically involves an attempt to organize visual elements into groups or unified whole by applying principles of composition.

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about street photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision and more.

vineet vohra
© Vineet Vohra

Members will walk with the mentors on the streets of Bangkok. The group will have a chance to turn their freshly acquired theoretical knowledge into practice, with theme in hand to create and execute through the walk. The mentors will accompany students while shooting, observe them at work and give instant feedback and suggestions when required. Students will also have a chance to observe the mentors at work, learn their tricks and techniques. Students will not only hunt for decisive moments like Henri Cartier-Bresson but also get close to people and photograph them. Mentors will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques. Mentors will also talk about the art of story telling. How to write stories and photo essays, followed by a lecture on importance of shooting personal projects and how it benefits in a long run.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

This workshop is limited to 15 participants,

During this intensive 3-day workshop we will focus on the following topics:

–       Street photography

–       The light and how to handle it

–       Composition – from simple to multi-layered

–       Telling a story with your photographs

–       Working on projects

–       Developing personal style

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

© Rammy Narula
© Rammy Narula

WORKSHOP FEE

 $  250

REGISTRATION

To sign up for the workshop please email us at contact@artphotofeature.com

After registering we will send you an email regarding the deposit and payment options. To secure a spot in the workshop you must send the full deposit.

Charges are for the workshop only. The participants are responsible for travel, visa, accommodation and local transport costs. Staying in Bangkok is fairly reasonable and starts from under Rs 1000 ($20) a night. If you want any assistance regarding your accommodation in Bangkok, you can email Mehar at contact@artphotofeature.com.

To find out more about APF workshops, you can visit
http://www.artphotofeature.com/apf-magazine-street-photography-workshop-bangkok-6th-8th-june-2014/

VENUE :

ALPHABET CAFE – located at Chong Nonsi BTS station. Near Silom road. 

About the Mentors

Rohit Vohra

Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his BFA from College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 12 years.

He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers, He is a member of APF Collective. His works have appeared in numerous Newspapers/ Magazines all over the world.

Among other commercial work, which includes product and fashion, he personally likes street photography because of the uncertainty, the challenge, the joy of capturing that perfect moment, perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place.
For him street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. He says, “It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like.”
His portfolio

http://www.rohitvohra.com/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/rohit_apf/

In 2015 he was placed in the top 20 most influential street photographers.
http://www.streethunters.net/blog/2015/04/08/20-most-influential-street-photographers-2015/

Some of his interviews
http://121clicks.com/showcases/rohit-vohra-a-passionate-street-photographer-from-delhi-india
An Interview with Eric Kim
http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/11/20/reading-the-visual-layers-of-new-delhi-rohit-vohra/

Latest Articles (March 2016) for Huffingtonpost

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/grandiose-of-calcutta_b_9475426.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/rohit-vohra/lathmaar-holi-behind-the-_b_9529950.html

At Bored Panda

http://www.boredpanda.com/120-hours-in-hong-kong-photographer-comes-back-with-this/

He is on the judging panel of some of the top Photography awards in the world. Including IPA, MIFA, Photogravphy Grant etc.

http://www.photoawards.com/rohit-vohra/
http://grant.photogrvphy.com/page/jury
http://www.urban.dotart.it/jury.html
http://streetfoto.org/contest-judges/
http://www.moscowfotoawards.com/jury.html

Vineet Vohra

Born in Delhi/India, Vineet did masters in fine arts from the prestigious college of arts. He is a self-taught photographer and street photography is a passion that he follows like a discipline.

Vineet started shooting as a wild life photographer for two years and then switched on to street in 2001, it instantly became his passion.Vineet considers street photography a journey that he travels everyday. He believes in learning and unlearning and thrives to improve with each shot. Life in general which is so unexpected, he tries to be as honest through his lens as he can. His main focus is on how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary.

In 2011, he formed APF (artphotofeature.com) along with his brother, Rohit Vohra, who is also a street photographer. APF is born from an education imperative, it’s an evolving magazine to recognise fresh talent. The intent is to provide a platform for emerging photographers, artists and designers to showcase their works, works that are not necessarily commercial, to create opportunities and open new doors. The subjects explored are broad, in terms of concepts, styles and techniques. Intent is to explore the limits and possibilities.

Currently Vineet presents workshops globally and has judged MSPF ( Miami street photography festival ), currently judging San Fransisco street photography festival and conducting a seminar and a workshop in SF. His works and stories have been published on various prestigious magazines all over the world including National Geographic. He is part of the famous collective www.streetcollective.com which comprises of only 8 members from the world and a part of APF collective which has 20 members.

His portfolio : http://www.vineettvohra.com/

Other publishes :
http://121clicks.com/tutorials/getting-layers-right-street-photography-vineet-vohra
http://www.thestreetcollective.com/vineet-vohra
http://m.yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/240352/#/photos/
http://121clicks.com/photo-stories/terminal-street-photography-essay-by-vineet-vohra

Rammy Narula

Rammy Narula is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for travelling and exploring the streets. His work covers personal projects, portraits, and photography resulting from countless hours roaming the streets of the cities he visits. His most recent work, Platform 10, a project that was shot on a single platform at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok, has been widely featured and is being made into a photobook with Peanut Press, a publishing house in New York. The book is set to be published in the fall of 2016.

As a member of the APF and Street Photo Thailand collectives, Rammy is a strong believer of education. He offers private sessions as well as participates as a mentor in several workshops held by both his Collectives. He also writes weekly photography blogs which appear on the APF and Street Photo Thailand Facebook groups and is a moderator of several of the largest street photography groups on both Facebook and Flickr. With a strong inclination towards philosophy, he believes his role is to encourage people to think about their work more deeply and reframe their minds.

Connect with him: www.rammynarula.com

www.flickr.com/rammynarula

www.instagram.com/ramster8

www.facebook.com/ramster8

A few recent highlight features:

“Platform 10” on Wired http://www.wired.com/2016/02/a-bangkok-train-station-never-looked-so-film-noir/?mbid=social_twitter#slide-10

“Platform 10” on Featureshoot http://www.featureshoot.com/2015/12/visions-of-transience-and-intrigue-in-bangkoks-central-station

Book Launch news http://peanutpressbooks.com/blogs/news/112149191-upcoming-titles-from-peanut-press

Interview with Inquadra http://www.inquadra.org/rammy-narula-interview/

Included in “NOT EVEN BRO”, a zine production by SixX9 http://www.sixx9.com/product/not-even-bro Named in Top Street Photographers to follow on Flickr http://shooterfiles.com/2016/03/15-top-flickr-pages-for-street-photographers/

30 Top Street Photographs, March 2016

in Best of street photography/Street Photography by
© Arsenic Junior‎

In a search for methods to read the city, a street photographer goes out on a hunt regularly, hoping to get that perfect shot.

Like a writer, a street photographer builds the story and often leaves the reader with a happy or sad ending, sometimes with a mystery.

Street photography is more of a challenge, because of the uncertainty… the joy of capturing that perfect moment… perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place. It’s not a work of fiction.

Street photography is a “get it right” process, not a “fix it later” process.

Here we present top 30 street photographs from March

© Marie Laigneau‎
© Marie Laigneau‎
© Le Tanguerrant‎
© Le Tanguerrant‎
© Victor M Perez‎
© Victor M Perez‎
© Jay Salvador‎
© Jay Salvador‎
© Sreeranj Sreedhar‎
© Sreeranj Sreedhar‎
© Rudy Boyer‎
© Rudy Boyer‎
© Muhammad Imam Hasan‎
© Muhammad Imam Hasan‎
© Niladri Adhikary‎
© Niladri Adhikary‎
© Ross Harvey‎
© Ross Harvey‎
© Tejal Imagination‎
© Tejal Imagination‎
© Arsenic Junior‎
© Arsenic Junior‎
© Tavepong Pratoomwong‎
© Tavepong Pratoomwong‎
© Kartik Avatani‎
© Kartik Avatani‎
© Philip Cleminson‎
© Philip Cleminson‎
© Skyid J. Wang‎
© Skyid J. Wang‎
© Tạ Minh Quang‎
© Tạ Minh Quang‎

 

© Tyler Simpson‎
© Tyler Simpson‎
© Fabian Schreyer‎
© Fabian Schreyer‎
© Alex Liverani‎
© Alex Liverani‎
© Nabil Attia‎
© Nabil Attia‎
© Adrian Mitu‎
© Adrian Mitu‎
© Ayşegül Yılmaz‎
© Ayşegül Yılmaz‎
© Stefano Lista‎
© Stefano Lista‎
© Gurunathan Ramakrishnan‎
© Gurunathan Ramakrishnan‎
© Joy K Roy Chowdhury‎
© Joy K Roy Chowdhury‎
 © Sk Saito
© Sk Saito
© Thahnan Ferdous‎
© Thahnan Ferdous‎
© Nguyễn Trung‎
© Nguyễn Trung‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Md Enamul Kabir‎
© Ashok Verma‎
© Ashok Verma‎

Fill the frame, winner

in Best of street photography/Street Photography by
  • -Muhammad-Imam-Hasan‎-4.jpg?fit=960%2C640&ssl=1
    © Muhammad Imam Hasan‎

APF inspiration award VII, Fill the frame goes to Muhammad Imam Hasan/ Bangladesh.

© Muhammad Imam Hasan‎
© Muhammad Imam Hasan‎

He is a Paediatric doctor who practices street photography as a hobby. Congratulations Imam, APF team will be getting in touch with you soon.

Thank you all for taking part in this award, APF Inspiration award VIII will be held between 21st Mar-28th March, 2016. For more details join, APF magazine street photography group on FB. 

Street Photography, What’s your Angle?

in Street Photography by

In a search for methods to read the city, a street photographer goes hunting regularly, hoping to get that perfect shot.

Like a writer, a street photographer builds the story and often leaves the reader with a happy or sad ending, sometimes with a mystery.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

Poets often use symbols to indirectly lead readers to another meaning (There are many similarities between poetry and street photography). Symbols add another dimension, they offer a new angle to read the scene which you are invited to see but not necessarily asked to buy. Symbols tend to move on a deeper level and bring a subconscious connection to the poem when done well. Photographer’s often try to do the same, and come out with beautiful results when done well.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

Street photography is more of a challenge, because of the uncertainty… the joy of capturing that perfect unrehearsed moment… perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place. It’s not a work of fiction.

Street photography is a “get it right” process, not a “fix it later” process.

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because the photographer usually doesn’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as he/she might like.

A photograph is a slice of time, captured by the photographer from a particular place. Viewer only sees what the photographer wants to show. One of the ways to keep the viewer involved in our photographs is to have them complete an image, a form, or an idea. It’s for the exact same reason that photographs can lie, a graphic lie. Photographers often use tools to direct the viewer to the subject and leading lines is a good example of that.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

What becomes most important in the scene is “what’s your angle”, where do you stand? The camera angle instantly affects the perception of the viewer for the subject. Nothing will impact the photograph more than the angle.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

Trust your visual instincts and they will often guide you if you need to go in closer or bend down, to make the subject look stronger and powerful. Angle is important, both physically and metaphorically, choose it wisely.

The proximity will play a big role in creating a physical illusion of the subject being closer to someone at the back. If you want two, or more, objects to be conceived as a group, then place them close to each other (by moving in a particular angle). The human mind does the finishing work for you, grouping them. Things that are similar tends to be grouped together. They band together.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

While you place yourself in a particulate spot, your subjects and everything around them will either be in constant motion or likely, it will move without warning. The light will constantly change from one moment to the next. Second chances are rare in street photography.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

When you press the shutter make sure everything in the frame has something to say and let serendipity play it’s part.

Going beyond the photograph

in Street Photography by
Alison Adcock

Alison AdcockIn January this year(2016), we had this beautiful photograph posted in the group by Alison Adcock. The link to the original post is Here.

It surely is an intriguing photograph, a photograph that asks a lot of questions. It’s beautiful (unfortunately a lot of street photographs I see today aren’t) and it’s a photograph you instantly fall in love with.

We spoke with Alison last month about the photograph and the circumstances behind the image. Hope it helps you look beyond the f-stops, shutter speeds, lenses and understand the true language of  photography.

Alison says, “Over last summer I was working on a street photography project (inspired by Martin Parr of course!) about the English and how they enjoy the seaside for my website. One Saturday in July I was on the pier in Brighton on the south coast, which was one of my strategic points for collecting funny scenes, and I came across a seagull eating some ice cream on a pier post. The pier is quite a bit higher than the beach and so with the wheel in the distance, the point of view is quite interesting plus there is always a lot of activity on the pier itself. The sunshine was super and the gull was reflecting light as if I was using studio lighting. Plus the colour of the summer sky for me really enhances the scene. The gull was mostly interested in the ice cream and so I was able to take a few shots while it was moving around. To start with I was trying to make a disproportionate head in the frame. Then I thought about making the seagull as big as I could in the frame with the view of Brighton beach and the wheel behind. Eventually though the seagull got a bit fed up with me and turned to walk away. When he raised his foot, I had my opportunity: Gullzilla was born!”

We asked her to share a few frames, before and after the photograph, as the scene was involving. The selected image is the last one that she shot. 

© Alison Adcock
© Alison Adcock
© Alison Adcock
© Alison Adcock
© Alison Adcock‎
© Alison Adcock‎ (final Selection)

Here is more from the project http://www.alisonadcock.com/oh-we-do-like-to-be-beside-the-seaside/

APF Inspiration Award VII, The Nominees are

in APF award/Best of street photography/Street Photography by

Total of 4,088 photographs from all over the world were posted for this award.

Fill The Frame refers to shooting photographs that are generally complex in composition and layered with multiple subjects. The thought process behind this technique is to simply fill as much of the picture with subjects and elements as possible. Photographer tries to freeze a moment in time where all present in the scene are bound together in some invisible symphony.

You can see the top entires on the slider above.

The results will be declared on the 10th of March 2016, do watch out.

Thank you all for taking part in this award, APF Inspiration award VIII will be held between 15th-22nd Mar, 2016. For more details join, APF magazine street photography group on FB.

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