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Photography

Strangers Are Friends We Haven’t Met Yet

Photographing People Photographing people is a hot topic for street photography. This subject comes up a lot. So today, I’m sharing with you how I approach photographing people on the street. “Strangers are just friends we haven’t met yet.” ~Peter Swanson Tip #1 Commit This Quote to Memory This (endearing) quote is my mantra. First tip, make […]

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News Photography

What is Artsy Street Photography?

Finally, a photo gallery dedicated to the artistic side of street photography. The artsy style of photography is near & dear to me. So, I am happy to share this and welcome your comments. Definitions & Examples This might be the most complete collection of artistic street photos in one place. And, it’s complete with […]

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Culture Photography

Selamat Pagi (Good Morning)

Street Photography Karma I believe in karma when it comes to street photography. I believe that if your mind & eye are open to all forms of beauty and your camera is at the ready, then good rewarding photos will come to you. I met this woman Grating fresh coconut (Nyuh in Balinese) on the […]

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Photography

Beauty in the Mundane

Everyday Bali I contribute and support a few online photography forums. I enjoy seeing other people’s photos. I learn new things, see new perspectives, and get inspired. I definitely value people’s constructive feedback. Recently, I started to comment on a photo in a street photography group when I read some feedback that disturbed me. Here’s […]

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Culture Photography

Surabaya – Bali Street Photographer on the Road Series

New Series I always enjoy launching a new photo series. My goal for this new series is to share street photography of places outside of Ubud, Bali. A sort of Bali Street Photographer (BSP) on the road if you will. Surabaya The hero image for this post was taken last week (end of February 2019) […]

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Photography

Can Street Photography be Artistic?

You Decide–Artistic or Not? Above is an unconventional street portrait of a hat vendor in the foreground framed by a Balinese woman in the middle layer. For more on using layered street compositions, check out this article. Want to learn more about artistic street photography? View the dedicated gallery on Artistic Street Photography here.

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Culture Photography Sightseeing

When Stuck in Traffic Make Photographs

Opportunistic Street Photography Today, after running some morning errands. I was stuck in the middle of a huge traffic jam in the centre of Ubud. That usually means one thing–upacara. In other words, there was a Balinese Hindu Religious procession in progress. Rather than waiting in the hot sun inhaling exhaust from dozens of idling […]

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Photography

Chasing Harsh Light

Chasing harsh light is one of my favourite photography rule breakers. I love deep dark tones contrasted with bright highlights. I enjoy seeing the interplay of light & shadow to give form to shape and figure. The best time to photograph harsh light in Pasar Ubud is on a mostly clear day (not overcast with […]

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Editorial Photography

Street Photography – How to be Different from the Rest

How do we really know what ultimately influences us to compose a picture before clicking the shutter? Should I be like all the other street photographers, or should I be different? How can I be different–is this even possible? If you’ve been into street photography for even a short time, these two questions should have […]

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Photography

Adding Another Dimension to your Street Photography using Layers

Updated 1 January 2019. “Just as a good story should have a beginning, middle, and ending, so a good photograph benefits from having a foreground, middle ground, and background.” ~John Hedgecoe Emeritus Professor of Photography at the Royal College of Art, Queen Magazine, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, Vogue, and Life. Feeling Flat? […]