Photography Inspiration

[Pho.Talk] Saul Leiter Street Photography Analysis: Techniques, Influences, Philosophy

[Pho.Talk] Saul Leiter Street Photography Analysis: Techniques, Influences, Philosophy

Dubbed the ‘New York Nabi’, Saul Leiter’s work exhibited a confluence of French Impressionism and Japanese Zen. As a painter himself, he owned paintings by household French names including Bonnard and Vermeer, and was knowledgeable in the history of art. Later images also show Japanese ukiyo-e prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Hokusai, hung up in his studio walls, together with a rich collection of Japanese calligraphy, vinyl and books. In his formative years, photographer W. Eugene Smith and painter Richard Pousette-Dart encouraged Saul to pursue photography.

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[Pho.Talk] Great Photographers: Light and Shadow Photography

[Pho.Talk] Great Photographers: Light and Shadow Photography

The single one most powerful asset that makes strong images is the use of light and shadows, and the endless possibilities that it can add to a scene. In this article, we will look at what shadow photography refers to, some common forms in which light and shadow are used to enhance an image’s composition, and the works of great photographers who are widely known to be masters of light and shadows.

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[Pho.Talk] How to Build an Editorial Fashion Concept: ND Award-Winning Example

[Pho.Talk] How to Build an Editorial Fashion Concept: ND Award-Winning Example

Coming up with the concept is usually the collective work of a team, though the photographer and stylist typically play a larger role. The entire team communicates concepts using a moodboard, which consists of any images relevant to the discussion, including previous magazine covers, brand assets, or past work with a photographer with a similar style. The moodboard can be targeted at a certain fashion magazine, or at a brand’s message behind the collection to be shot. The moodboard also contains images singling out specific parts of the hairdo, makeup and props (if any).

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[Pho.Talk] Dress Code for Photographers: Events, Outdoor vs Studio Shoots

[Pho.Talk] Dress Code for Photographers: Events, Outdoor vs Studio Shoots

For event photography, it depends on whether you adopt a documentary or interactive approach; for the former, wearing neutral tones is essential in reducing intrusion to the candid moments. For outdoor shoots, pay attention to temperature, sunlight intensity, your working environment and pick clothes that allow you to stay dry and flexible throughout the shoot. For studio shoot, you can go for outfits that has more of your personality and also look professional.

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[Pho.Talk] The Definitive Guide to Starting the Photography Hobby

[Pho.Talk] The Definitive Guide to Starting the Photography Hobby

Photography is a fun hobby for many because it speaks to our innermost desire for beauty in this world we live in; the photography process can be very therapeutic to our dull daily routines. Photography does not have to be expensive although it can if you wish. Photography is not hard to pick up because it has something to offer to any skill level; the fact that many photographers are self-taught testifies to this. To start photography, you will need to find inspiration, get a camera, and start clicking. DSLRs are generally a good place to start the hobby.

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