Street Focus 14: Q&A and Street Challenge
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Episode 14: Q&A, Street Challenge and Pick of the Week
I am pleased to have a special guest host this week, and that's my friend Marco Larousse from Hamburg Germany. Let me know how you like the new Q&A show format.
And winners of the ‘Looking In' challenge are…
Marco selected an image submitted by George Taylor aka. Gatville, from Rottingham in the UK.
Congratulations! George and Olaf will both receive a title of their choice by our friends at Rocky Nook Publishing.
This week we answer questions sent by Elliott McCrory and Alice about finding inspiration to photograph the same streets without being able to travel to exciting locations. And how to make the decision on which shots to keep in a series of similar images.
New Street Challenge: Shadows!
Harsh light can provide the most creative and dramatic street photography. Go out there with your camera and capture some interesting shadows. One entry per person please. Images best if resized approx. 800 px. wide.
The contest closes on January 8th. Have fun!
Pick of the week:
Marco's picks: The Lenka B&W App and the book Street Photography Now by S. Howarth and S. McLaren
Valerie's pick: Photography as Meditation by Torsten Hoffmann
To see what Marco is doing, visit his website or follow him on Twitter @hamburgCam
The 2015 photo workshops are filling up quickly, see the last few spots left on Valerie's website. I hope to meet some of you in 2015!
Don't forget to check out the new Critique category in the Street Focus Community Page on Google+.
Below are samples of ‘Shadows' for inspiration by Valerie Jardin and Marco Larousse.
This shot was a total accident but I Love it. I was actually trying to get a shot of the person whom the shadow belonged to by shooting from the hip, but I totally missed and instead got this. I realise most people here like B&W but I really like the colours in this and think they add to the overall feel of the image.
The East/West streets in Washington, DC are wonderful for shadow and light photography. The trick is to be there when the sun is breaking over the buildings and being patient enough to wait through traffic lights and uninteresting people until you get what you’re looking for. Sometimes it all falls into place as it did in this image.
From my visit to Paris three weeks ago. In front of the Gare de Lyon, light streaming between the buildings.
Please contact Valerie via http://www.valeriejardinphotography.com
Silhouette / Shadow 2014.
shadows this morning. just about the shortest day of the year makes for pretty good angles in NYC
Runner on the beach
shadows at the playground
girl at he handball court, shadows
girl and shadows on the handball court
“The Salary Man”, shot taken from a trip to Japan.
Weather here has been rainy with no end in sight. I realize this tabletop creation does not qualify for the Shadows Street Challenge but thought some might enjoy it.
I took this picture in Spain a few days before the podcast went live.
You can see more of my work at http://www.carluz.es
I want to thanks Valerie and Frederick for they work on this network.
Here are a couple to add to the competition, I really like shooting for shadows and trying to experiment with getting different perspectives on them and using my own.
Enjoying a nice sunny day in Rome the day after Christmas.
The Joy of the Jump….
From light to shadow in Chicago.
A shot I titled Maleficent. I took this shot during the annual Brouhaha festival in Liverpool in summer 2014.
Please contact valerie via http://www.valeriejardinphotography.com
For the Shadows Street Challenge
Entry for shadows challenge. Taken in Hue, Vietnam as a friend snapped the gentleman directly.
Entry for the Shadows Challenge. Walking in the Shadows at Bru Na Boinne New Grange Ireland
Mission District, San Francisco
Shadows contest entry
On the move
1st of January Annecy
Surrounded By Shadows
“Shadows” from Portugal
Shadow of the Skater. London, South Bank.
“Who is following who?”
© Rafa García Photo 2014
The Long Shadows Season
The Long Shadows Season.
Looking for shadow. Refugee in Istanbul 2014
“Return to the Circle”, Vienna 2014
Since there was virtually no sun visible in the last two weeks I had to go back to an older shot.
A walk down 2nd Street Belmont Shore/Long Beach CA
Entries are now closed, thank you for participating!