Street photography has a tradition dating back over a century, and embracing such artists as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Vivian Maier and Lee Friedlander. In today's digital world, where every event seems to be documented and shared, this vibrant art form is enjoying a renaissance. And yet, compared to such genres as portrait and landscape photography, there is little expert advice available.
Mastering Street Photography is a practical guide to capturing the candid moments that reveal life at its most dramatic, absurd or beautiful. Principal and Course Tutor of the Streetsnappers workshops, Brian Lloyd Duckett presents the techniques that can elevate images of the urban landscape from the ordinary to the extraordinary. He demonstrates how the successful street photographer needs to be an unseen observer, with the camera a mirror of everyday scenes and unaware subjects.
A guide to equipment and technical skills leads into lessons in finding inspiration, developing projects and composing different subjects and scenes-laying the foundations for you to impose your personality on your street photography and develop your own distinctive style. The book also addresses such key issues as staying safe and within the law when photographing on the street, and the art of building an audience for your images. The result is an inspirational and practical guide that will ensure your street photography stands out from the crowd.
About the Author
Brian Lloyd Duckett is the Principal and Course Tutor at Streetsnappers, a specialist in street photography workshops and tutorials in London and cities across Europe. A highly successful commercial and editorial photographer, he teaches as a Visiting Lecturer on photography degree courses. He has worked for many leading newspapers and commercial organisations, but his hobby and passion is street photography.