Tuesday, April 17, 2012

“Street Photography: Taking Inspiration from Strangers” plus 1 more - You The Designer

“Street Photography: Taking Inspiration from Strangers” plus 1 more - You The Designer

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Street Photography: Taking Inspiration from Strangers

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 01:29 AM PDT

When I started photography 4 years ago, I had a basic point-and-shoot camera that I brought everywhere. I took photos of trees, interesting cloud formations, even cats that are lounging on small patches of sunshine. I was also fascinated with buildings that have intricately-patterned arches, carved doors, and high ceilings. Taking photos of strangers, though, is more exciting. The thought of capturing a fleeting moment in a photo that can last a long time makes it more special.

Taking photos of ordinary people, for most photographers, is more gratifying because situations are neither staged nor forced. Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered to be the father of photojournalism said that "[…] a photograph could fix eternity in an instant." His photos, like those of Robert Doisneau's and Vivian Maier's, are perfect samples of candid street photography. Theirs are photos that include spontaneous portraits without having any influence on the scene at all.

Street photographers can find subjects everywhere. The streets are filled with moments waiting to be captured. One's timing, sensitivity, and agility are important to capture moments that would've been lost forever. Take your cue from these photos that inspire me (and hopefully, you) to become more observant in my daily strolls.



Watch out for upcoming articles about street photography and the awesome people behind the lens! In the meantime, visit the HCSP (Hardcore Street Photography) Flickr Group for more street photography goodness.

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Announcing the Winner of Our Newsletter Launch’s Wireless Wacom Tablet Giveaway!

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 12:10 AM PDT

Thank you to everyone who signed up for our very first newsletter! We will be launching the first issue around the end of this month. We got well over the 1k subscribers mark, though there are still some people who haven’t confirmed their subscription yet. Don’t worry though, we included all the confirmed subscribers when we did the random drawing for this giveaway – and for those of you who haven’t confirmed yet, please double-check if you’ve entered your email addresses correctly or put admin [at] youthedesigner [dot] com on your Contacts list so we don’t accidentally get into your Spam folder!
The winner of the You The Designer Newsletter Wireless Wacom Bamboo Create Kit is… Cynthia Wenslow!

Congratulations! We’ll get in contact soon to guide you through the next steps.
As for everyone else, don’t fret! Aside from us planning more contests and giveaways on the blog, we will also be featuring more chances to win prizes, get featured, gain exposure and the like right on the newsletter itself. We’ll have a greater variety of content coming from our UCreative Network, our partners and affiliates, as well as the content you like best on the YTD blog, so make sure you’re not missing out on the news by also subscribing to our regular blog feed and following us on Twitter and Facebook!

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