Explore the world and take beautiful pictures while you do it. James Maher ‘s Street Photography will show you how.
(This excerpt is written by James Maher, the author of the e-books).
Before I learned about street photography or even photography, I was the type of person that enjoyed taking long walks while daydreaming and exploring the city. I loved to people watch. It was an exciting release from the daily stresses of life.
When I found photography and eventually decided to become a professional, exploring the city with my camera became what I did for fun. I use street photography as a way to describe the city and culture that I live in and to share my ideas about life and culture with others in a visual and beautiful way. I strive to create poignant images that will inspire people for generations.
I also love to teach and write. I decided to write these books because I want to help people understand street photography on both a conceptual and technical level. I want to inspire people to fight through their fears and get out there and do it.
The books teach all of the techniques and strategies that you will need, but at the same time they are written in a way to help you find your own style, your own unique content, and your own way of shooting that works well for you.
The street photographers interviewed in the Street Photography Conversations book were chosen not only because of their fantastic and inspiring work, but because of their diverse shooting techniques, equipment, strategies, content, and philosophies.
There’s a former taxi driver who roamed the gritty streets of New York in the ’80s, a photographer who does street photography in the quiet town of Eugene, Oregon, and even a photographer that uses a medium format Hasselblad for his candid street portraiture. I want people to know that they can do a form of street photography wherever they live and these books were written to give them all of the tools needed to go out there and do it well.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll get with this bundle.
- 2 e-books: Essentials of Street Photography and Street Photography Conversations.
- How to overcome your fear of photographing strangers.
- How to capture street photos with meaning.
- All the tricks for capturing close-up candid portraits.
- Camera settings and focusing techniques.
- Composition and lighting.
- Shooting from the hip successfully.
- Capturing gesture, expression, and emotion and telling stories with your images.
- How to foster themes within your work and create projects.
- How to edit and organize your work and pick your best shots.
- Post-processing and printing techniques.
- Street photography learning exercises.
- Interviews with Matt Weber, Blake Andrews, Mike Peters, Richard Bram, Jay Maisel, and Dave Beckerman.
- And so much more!
What are people saying about James Maher ‘s e-books?
“I used to think that street photography was unteachable. Obviously, I was wrong, and that’s a credit to you for thinking of and answering every problem one could possibly encounter out there on the mean streets of any city…” – Matt Weber, Street Photographer
“Dear James Maher, I just finished reading The Essentials of Street Photography and I found it amazing. It was almost as intriguing as a novel for me. I love street photography and I found your ebook to be a really comprehensive guide.” – Alberto Cabas Vidani