Life on the Streets: The Secrets of Street Photography

Life on the Streets: The Secrets of Street Photography

Life on the Streets: The Secrets of Street Photography Are you the kind of person who loves to ‘people watch’? Are you looking to push your street photography into the public domain? Would you like to learn to capture life in its purest form? Well, then you need to read these essential tips and tricks to mastering the intriguing art of Street Photography. Street photography has been the foundation for so many famous portrait and landscape photographers over the years. Its increase in popularity with new photographers is no surprise due to the boom in social media. Yet if you ask any photographer “what is street photography?” you are guaranteed to get a different response each time. That’s what is so brilliant about this genre of photography. What is Street Photography?  There are no ‘rights’ or ‘wrongs’ with street photography. Just like there are no right ways to go about writing a book or painting. It is entirely about sharing your own vision as a photographer with your audience, showing them a snippet of life on the streets through your camera’s eye. Street photography can be quite similar to documentary pictures, that show images of people living in certain situations or societies around the world. You as the photographer should aim to mirror society as you see it. The reason street photography is so successful is because of the emotion and connection a stranger can make with the camera. A successful street photographer knows how to evoke emotion from the audience, hit you in the gut, and bury a lasting memory in your mind. Sometimes, these style of images...
The Ultimate Top 10’s of Photography

The Ultimate Top 10’s of Photography

The Ultimate Top 10’s of Photography Photography can get too serious and technical sometimes and it’s good to have a little bit of light relief to remind us of the fun and joy it should bring to our lives. So that’s why we’ve researched and compiled some top 10’s, fun facts and interesting lists all about the world of photography. Most Expensive Cameras   Leica O-Series – $2,800,000 Original Daguerreotype – $793,000 Gold Plater Leica Luxus II – $620,000 Hasselblad Space Camera – $281,000 Hasselblad H5D – $48,000 Diamond Canon IXUS (One Off Exclusive) – $40,000 Panoscan MK-3 Panoramic – $40,000 PhaseOne XF IQ3 – $32,000 Leica S – $27,500 Mamiya Leaf Credo – $19,000 Most Expensive Photographs …Seriously this photograph is worth millions… Andreas Gursky – Rhein II (1999) $4,338,500 Richard Prince – Spiritual America (1981) $3,973,000 Cindy Sherman – Untitled #96 (1981) $3,890,500 Gilbert & George – To Her Majesty (1973) $3,765,276 Jeff Wall – Dead Troops Talk (1992) $3,666,500 Andreas Gursky – 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001) $3,346,456 Andreas Gursky – Chicago Board (1999-2000) $3,298,755 Richard Prince – Untitled (Cowboy) (2000) $3,077,000 Cindy Sherman – Untitled Film Still #48 (1979) $2,965,000 Edward Steichen – The Pond—Moonlight (1904) $2,928,000 10 Things You’ll Learn with iPhotography Of course, we are going to squeeze in a little bit about our wonderful iPhotography course! Here is a list of just some of the subjects that we comprehensively cover in our online training course that are essential to learning photography.   Find Out How To Use Your Camera Understand Aperture & Depth of Field Learn About Shutter Speed Best Lenses for...
Winter Photography Tips & Hints

Winter Photography Tips & Hints

Winter Photography Tips & Hints Whether you’re out walking in a Winter Wonderland, creating your very own Frosty the Snowman or soaking up the heat in front of the fire, Christmas is a time for feasting, happy greetings and festive fun – but it’s even better with your camera and our winter photography hints and tips! With all this excitement and enchantment filling the air, it would be a shame to waste those precious little moments. For instance, hot mugs of mulled wine, children glowing with joy, glittering lights across the town. So why not use your newfound photography knowledge to capture the best memories yet? Winter photography presents us with the harshest weather to work in. What’s more, the days are shorter, which limits our time to capture great images. Combined with a low hanging sun, which creates longer shadows, our photographs can become more high-key than we may desire. But how do we retain our highlights, whilst not sacrificing our shadow detail?! Don’t worry, we clever little Christmas Elves at iPhotography Course have compiled the perfect guide to taking stunning photographs in the harshest conditions to make sure your photos glisten like tinsel! So, pull out your bobble hat and let’s get ready for our ‘Wonderful Winter Adventure’! Prep for the Arctic Firstly, it is vital that your camera is in tip-top condition before heading out into the cold, as winter weather forces us to operate differently with our kit. After all, condensation is the biggest killer of cameras in the cold months. Do not place your camera under your coat in hopes of warming it up. In...
Basic Editing Workshop

Basic Editing Workshop

Basic Photography Editing Workshop Basic editing of photographs can be seen by some people as a betrayal to the pure simplicity of photography. But in truth, basic editing, retouching and manipulations have been applied to images since the birth of photography and it can be a great way to enhance your picture if it wasn’t perfect the first time around. For this basic editing workshop, we asked our lovely iPhotography students to send in some of their favourite images in their original state and also a version they’ve edited so we could compare and contrast the results. We’ve tried to pick a mixture of photographs to retouch so you can learn more about editing for specific genres. We will look at basic editing techniques for Black & White, Landscapes, Portraits, Still Life, Wildlife and Creative photographs throughout this workshop.   Top Tip – Before we begin, this basic editing workshop is all subjective. It has been designed to offer you alternative ideas on how you may edit your photos already or actions to add to your current workflow. Hopefully, it will give you little shortcuts and helpful hints for your photo editing. Black & White  The problem with a lot of black and white images is that they are simply desaturated using editing software and then nothing else happens. Black and white photographs are designed to show contrast, texture and emotion but far too often beginners use it to cover up messy colours, white balance or focus issues. Landscapes and portraits are often very good subjects to use with black and white as they are abundant with texture and emotion. With...
Memorable Travel Photography Tips & Ideas: The Complete Guide

Memorable Travel Photography Tips & Ideas: The Complete Guide

Memorable Travel Photography Tips & Ideas: The Complete Guide Have you ever wanted to take better vacation pictures? Or learn the best travel photography tips and tricks from experienced travel photographers to help capture these unforgettable moments from a once-in-a-lifetime trip across the world?  …well then, you need to check out this complete travel photography guide packed full of ideas and unique tips from the experienced words of the iPhotography Tutors on how to take stunning travel photography and create memorable images to fill your travel albums. Introducing Travel Photography Who wouldn’t want to pack up their belongings and travel the world with their camera? Well whether it’s a long weekend, 2 weeks in the sun or a gap year that you’re planning then there’s always an opportunity to create some stunning and iconic photographs to add color to your travels. You may be travelling to the big city, a quiet cove away from the world or rarely ventured villages in distant forests, either way, we are here to help you with packing for that journey so you can return home with stories that will filter down the generations. We are going to look at how you and your trusty camera can return home with wondrous images that will make your friends and family green with jealousy! Research Your Trip If you’ve already chosen your destination then you need to know what’s on offer in terms of travel photography opportunities, so researching your trip is vital to do before you jet off. The internet is a fabulous source of information to be able to look up your destination and...